Workplace Violence Toolkit Released by Oregon Hospitals Association

"At the end of the day, we all care deeply about keeping people safe while they care for the sick and believe that we should take all steps possible to reduce violence in our hospitals and health care settings to zero," OAHHS President and CEO Andy Davidson said.

The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems has produced a toolkit to help hospital leaders and others prevent and reduce violence against hospital workers. It was developed in collaboration with other health care and labor stakeholders.

"We are proud to have worked in close partnership with the diverse group involved in this effort, and we believe that the resulting toolkit will build on hospitals' existing safety programs to ensure we protect hospital staff from violence," OAHHS President and CEO Andy Davidson said. "At the end of the day, we all care deeply about keeping people safe while they care for the sick and believe that we should take all steps possible to reduce violence in our hospitals and health care settings to zero."

The toolkit, authored by Lynda Enos, will help users:

  • Evaluate the workplace violence program and individual violence prevention practices at their facility or within their organization against current best practices in violence prevention
  • Identify and engage stakeholders and enhance the culture of worker and patient safety
  • Develop or strengthen their workplace violence program and policy by identifying processes that can be implemented to manage or control violence and can address the risk of violence proactively

The American Hospital Association's Hospitals Against Violence initiative also offers resources on combating violence in communities and hospitals at www.aha.org/hospitalsagainstviolence.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue