Violence in the Workplace. Refuse to be a VICTIM . What Is Workplace Violence?. Any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. The workplace may be any location either permanent or temporary where an employee partner performs any work-related duty.
Refuse to be a VICTIM
Any physical assault, threatening behavior, or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace.
The workplace may be any location either permanent or temporary where an employee partner performs any work-related duty.
Denver post/ Healthcare safety bullintin
July 1, 1992, case study
A hospital murder
Young man murdered two elderly female patients
Perpetrator was a friend and neighbor of bothWhat happened? What would you do different?
According to Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, 2,500 workers per 100,000 have been physically attacked on the job.44% of workplace attackswere committed by customers or clients
Community Hospital policy-
Zero tolerance for
Work Place Violence
Leading cause of job-related deaths for women, second leading cause for men.
Claimed the lives of 1,071 workers in 1994; approximately 3 workers died each day under violent circumstances.
Between 1987-1992, one million persons were annually assaulted at work.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH-1998
Should include the following:
Violence prevention programs and procedures are an essential component to workplace safety and health programs.
Performance-oriented approach of the guidelines provide employers with flexibility in their efforts to maintain safe and healthy working conditions.