The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the Emergency Nurses Association wrote a joint article about "Mitigating Violence in the Workplace
Toolkit for mitigating violence in the workplace
. Retrieved from http://www.aone.org/resources/final_toolkit.pdf
An employer is on notice of the risk of violence and may be required to implement a workplace violence prevention program if the company has experienced acts of workplace violence; or becomes aware of threats, intimidation or other potential indicators that show the potential for violence in the workplace
exists or has the potential to exist.
Employers need to take steps to plan for the potential of violence in the workplace
and prepare their employees on how to handle an incident should it arise.
Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Violence in the Workplace
, 1993-99 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2001).
A Violence in the workplace
is a serious safety issue, and in fact, homicide is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States, according to the U.S.
Findings indicate increases in all incidents of reported violence in the workplace
between 1995 and 2008.
Furthermore, an American National Crime Victimization Survey on violence in the workplace
(1993-1999) found that nurses experienced work-related crime at twice the rate of any other health care provider.
VIOLENCE in the workplace
is being tackled by council officers and business owners in Gwynedd.
Press release: Increasing violence in the workplace
is a threat to nursing and the delivery of health care.
When violence in the workplace
occurs, the cost in human terms extends far beyond any immediate loss of life.
Fighting domestic violence in the workplace
. HR Focus, 74(11), 8.