Preventing Workplace Violence in Health Care
Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings face significant risks of workplace violence. In fact, health care accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other industries combined. Many more assaults or threats go unreported. Workplace violence comes at a high cost; however, it can be prevented.

OSHA has compiled a suite of resources to help build and implement a comprehensive workplace violence program in your health care facility.

This tool may be useful for California hospitals and health systems as they begin to prepare for Cal/OSHA Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Regulations, expected to go into effect in Oct 2016.