OSHA Launches Tools for Reducing Workplace Violence in Healthcare
December 9, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a webpage with tools to help reduce workplace violence in healthcare settings, reports a December 1, 2015, OSHA press release. The new webpage complements the recently updated Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers (see the April 8, 2015, HRC Alerts). An executive summary for hospital administrators and others outlines the prevalence of workplace violence in healthcare, risk factors, associated costs, and actions that organizations can take to manage the problem. A road map presents real-life examples from healthcare organizations that have successfully implemented workplace violence prevention programs to illustrate the components of such programs, as well as links to useful resources.