Workplace Violence Prevention
Nurses applaud introduction of federal legislation to prevent workplace violence in health care, social service settings
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act sets the high standard to protect workers and patients.
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.
Nurses find that key components of successful workplace violence prevention programs are education, reassessment, and refinement. Kaiser nurses collaborate on projects to do just that. Read the article from National Nurse Magazine.
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.
H.R. 1195 Fact Sheet
Learn more about the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act 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.
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act would require health care and social service employers to implement comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans, protecting frontline workers like nurses from the very real hazards of the job.
Tell congress to pass this legislation!