Workplace Violence Puts Everyone At Risk

Nurses to Highlight Landmark New Rules on Prevention of Workplace Violence in Hospitals – Model for National Regs

Registered nurses who have encountered workplace violence in hospital settings will speak out Tuesday, April 3 in a California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) press conference in Oakland to highlight the implementation of the strongest state workplace violence prevention rules in the nation.

California Nurses Association
March 29, 2018
Prevent Workplace Violence

Nurses Applaud Introduction of H.R. 5223 - Federal Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence in Health Care Facilities

National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, announced its support for the Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act, introduced today by Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17).

National Nurses United

Nurses Condemn Police Assault on Utah Hospital RN for Advocating for an Unconscious Patient

National Nurses United today criticized the actions of Salt Lake City police officers for assaulting and arresting a University of Utah registered nurse for advocating for an unconscious patient in late July.

National Nurses United
September 1, 2017
Nurse on the job injury

Violence against nurses in hospitals not routinely tracked, reported

Violence against nurses in hospitals has become an epidemic. A federal report found 21 percent of nurses report verbal abuse, physical assault, and even rape.

Meghan Dwyer, WGN
November 17, 2017

Nurses Face More Violence From Hospital Patients

Nurses and other health care workers increasingly face verbal abuse, physical assaults and injuries, often from the patients they're trying to help, according to testimony at a Jan. 10 meeting held by the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Capitol Hill.

Lisa Esposito, US News And World Report
January 18, 2017

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined.

Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic
Workplace Violence - Not Just Part of the Job

With Workers Memorial Day On Horizon, Nurses Vow to Keep Fighting for Highest Level of Protections

NNU has fought — and continues to lead the fight — for nurses’ health and safety. As of April 1, California healthcare employers are legally required to have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan in place, thanks to nation-leading workplace violence legislation and regulations nurses fought for and won in California.

National Nurses United
April 26, 2018
Patient Safety Comes From Union Strength

RN Jane Sandoval Talks About Recently Enacted Workplace Protection Rules

California healthcare employers are required by law to have comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans in place by April 1, 2018. National Nurses United and California Nurses Association fought long and hard for these protections.

Pattie Lockard, Nurse Talk Radio
April 24, 2018
Safer Hospitals = Safer Care

On April 1, California Healthcare Employers With No Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Will Be Breaking the Law

Thanks to a hard-won fight by the California Nurses Association, as of April 1, California healthcare employers without a plan to prevent workplace violence will be breaking the law.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
April 2, 2018
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