2610, 2015

Healthcare Workers Are At the Top of the List When It Comes To Being Victims of Workplace Violence. What You Can Do to Protect Them.

October 26th, 2015|Health care, Security, Site Safety, Training|

Across the nation, healthcare workers are seeing an increase in workplace violence, and are calling for training standards at the federal, state, and local levels. Administrators in healthcare facilities need to start providing workplace violence training now, before they find themselves on the losing side of a liability lawsuit.

According to United States Department of Labor, […]

2705, 2015

Which job was victim to a nearly double increase in workplace violence?

May 27th, 2015|Health care, Security, Site Safety|

From 2012 to 2014, workplace violence injury rates increased for all healthcare job classifications and nearly doubled for nurse assistants and nurses, according to data from the Occupational Health Safety Network (OHSN).

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently updated its workplace violence prevention guidelines for the health care and social services […]

705, 2015

Do female-dominated workplaces attract violence?

May 7th, 2015|Health care, School, Security, Site Safety|

Active shooter incidents at schools, healthcare offices and other workplaces that are dominated by women get the headlines but there is a range of workplace violence that affects women.

According the AFL-CIO:

In 2000, 13,935 women had injuries or illnesses involving days away from work that resulted from assaults and violent acts (Bureau of Labor Statistics ).
Homicide […]

704, 2015

Does Your Workplace Emergency Crisis Plan include a Medical Threat Assessment?

April 7th, 2015|Health care, Security, Site Safety|

Trauma is an injury caused by an external force applied to the body.

Violent acts such as shootings or stabbings are unfortunately common in our world today and are common mechanisms of injury.

Major trauma to our bodies is life-threatening or potentially life-threatening if not addressed immediately by adequately and properly trained personnel from the Emergency Medical […]

2503, 2015

Is your health care site a magnet for workplace violence?

March 25th, 2015|Health care, Security, Site Safety|

Earlier this week, the former home of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza was demolished by state officials in the hope of aiding the healing process.

It is obvious why school shootings get so much attention and stay in our memories longer than other workplace shootings but a 2014 FBI Active Shooter Study showed the other workplaces […]