Workplace Violence

Nov 20, 2018
A shooting yesterday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago left four people dead, including two hospital workers, a police officer and the shooter.
May 27, 2020
Parkview Health’s efforts to improve the physical environment, engage its clinical staff and increase training contributed to improved patient perception and a decrease in reported workplace violence. Learn from Parkview Health’s leadership on how this culture shift created compassionate…
Nov 21, 2019
The House of Representatives today voted 251-158 to pass legislation (H.R. 1309) that would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a workplace violence prevention standard, and health care and social service employers to comply with the standard to participate in…
Jun 13, 2019
AHA letter to the House Committee on Education and Labor regarding H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.
Mar 7, 2019
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies today held its first hearing in more than 20 years on funding for research to prevent gun injuries.
Feb 28, 2019
The House Education and Labor Committee’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections yesterday held a hearing on protecting health care and social service workers from violence in the workplace.
Nov 21, 2018
In the wake of Monday’s shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response today encouraged medical facilities to review its 2017 planning and response guide for active shooter incidents in health…
Nov 21, 2018
In the midst of tragedy, our first responders – police, firefighters and EMTs – and the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems stand strong, working to get victims out of harm’s way and into lifesaving treatment, sometimes risking their own lives in the process.
Nov 14, 2018
Violence is a significant public health issue and of great concern to hospitals caring for victims of violence. It also is a major concern for those who work in hospitals. Among state-run hospitals, which are predominantly psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, the most common event leading to…