Violence Prevention in Health Care Settings. Background. Violence is escalating in health care Recent BLS data shows an annual rate of 8.3 assaults per 10,000 HCWs Compared to a rate of 2 per 10,000 for all private-sector industries.
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“Any physical assault or verbal threat
of physical assault against an employee of a health care setting”
“Each health care setting shall develop and implement a plan to reasonably prevent and protect employees from violence…”
Serious violations of WAC 296-24-040 where a related serious violation is cited or where a related serious hazard has been documented. Otherwise, cited as general.
Serious violations of WAC 296-24-020(1)(b) where a related serious hazard has been documented. Otherwise, cite general.