Workplace Violence Prevention
Members of Congress introduce bill to prevent violence in health care, social service workplaces
The bill would mandate that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration create a federal standard requiring health care and social service employers to develop and implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans.
Take NNU's Workplace Violence Survey
We want to hear your story. Your voice has a critical and powerful impact on our collective work. Take the workplace violence survey and share your experiences.
Workplace Violence and Covid-19 in Health Care: How the Hospital Industry Created an Occupational Syndemic
This report details stark evidence of how the dual failures of health care employers to protect nurses and patients from Covid-19 and workplace violence synergistically interact to amplify the harms caused by each individually.
What is workplace violence?
Workplace violence is an occupational hazard that occurs frequently in health care workplaces. It can be any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs within the worksite or while an employee is doing their job.
Injury to None
This brief is a comprehensive overview of what workplace violence is, including summaries of the leading research to date on its prevalence, impacts, and prevention, and details how we are working to stop it.
Workplace violence prevention tips
Here’s advice from five Northern California Kaiser nurses who have been working on mitigating and preventing workplace violence at their facilities.
Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
Learn more about S. 1176/H.R. 2663 by reading our fact sheet.
California regulations are a model for the nation
In California, employers are required by law to have comprehensive, unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans in place.
Sign on: Prevent workplace violence against health care workers
We need you to use your voice in solidarity with nurses. Sign on to tell the Senate that they must pass legislation to prevent workplace violence.