In recent years there has been an increase in workplace violence, including incidents involving healthcare professionals and staff. As a result, we are providing you with resources and information that you can utilize to reduce the risk and be prepared for an act of violence, should it occur in your practice.
Resources from Homeland Security:
The FBI provides these resources:
Resources from the Joint Commission:
OSHA provides these guidelines for preventing workplace violence:
The Illinois Department of Labor provides steps to prevent violence on the job:
The American Hospital Association has provided information on active shooter incidents in healthcare settings:
NCMIC provides the following resources that provide safety tips and how to react to violence in your practice.
Workplaces Respond provides strategies to prevent workplace violence: