Accession Number : ADA400388
Title : Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Report Date : 1998
Pagination or Media Count : 51
Abstract : For many years, health care and social service workers have faced a significant risk of job-related violence. Assaults represent a serious safety and health hazard for these industries, and violence against their employees continues to increase. OSHA s new violence prevention guidelines provide the agency s recommendations for reducing workplace violence developed following a careful review of workplace violence studies, public and private violence prevention programs, and consultations with and input from stakeholders. OSHA encourages employers to establish violence prevention programs and to track their progress in reducing work-related assaults. Although not every incident can be prevented, many can, and the severity of injuries sustained by employees reduced. Adopting practical measures such as those outlined here can significantly reduce this serious threat to worker safety.
Descriptors : *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , HAZARDS , THREATS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , SAFETY , WORK , MEDICAL SERVICES , EMPLOYEE RELATIONS , HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT.
Subject Categories : PSYCHOLOGY
MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE