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Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Industry

— an OSHA-Recognized Hazard

The Numbers

11,370 Healthcare & Social workers assaulted

-Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010)

UP 13%

from 2009




2 MILLION Americans

reported victims of workplace violence each year




MURDER 41%

Percentage of occupational injury-caused deaths for women

260,000 Female victims
of workplace violence/year

69% simple assaults

21% aggravated assaults

7% robberies

3% rapes




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Warning Signs & Risk Factors

  • Working directly with volatile people, particularly those under the influence of drugs or alcohol or have a history of violence and certain psychotic diagnoses
  • Walking out of the work site alone and/or inadequate security
  • Lack of staff training and policies for preventing and managing crises
  • Inability to recognize threats and to take appropriate action

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NOTE to Employers

Legal ramifications of not properly preventing or mitigating workplace violence

“To some extent, the law puts conflicting pressures on employers and others concerned with preventing or mitigating workplace violence. On the one hand, businesses are under a variety of legal obligations to safeguard their employees’ well-being and security. Occupational safety laws impose a general requirement to maintain a safe workplace, which embraces safety from violence.


For example, the ‘General Duty Clause’ of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to have a workplace that is ‘free from recognized hazards.’ Workers Compensation laws, similarly, make employers responsible for job-related injuries. Civil Rights laws require employers to protect employees against various forms of harassment, including threats or violence.


In addition, employers may face civil liability after a workplace violence incident on a number of grounds. Namely, if there was negligence in hiring or retaining a dangerous person, for example, or a failure to provide proper supervision, training or physical safety measures.”

-Critical Incident Response Group from the
National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crimes
US Department of Justice, FBI


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