preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare Workers
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), the best way to prevent workplace violence is by training your staff and equipping them with a means of emergency communication. Your staff should be trained to recognize and manage hostile and assaultive behaviors from patients and family members. OSHA recommends that healthcare institutions focus their efforts on training their employees and implementing technology for emergency communication. We need to shift the emphasis from reacting to incidents to preventing incidents.