Workplace Violence

Feb 23, 2018
Commitment to service is a hallmark of America’s hospitals and health systems. In response to the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL, the dedicated people of Broward’s hospitals once again demonstrated that commitment.  They responded to the unthinkable…
Jan 18, 2018
The National Fire Protection Association is accepting comments through Feb. 23 on a provisional preparedness and response standard for active shooter and other hostile events. Effective as early as April, the NFPA 3000 standard would provide guidance for organizing, managing and sustaining an…
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Workplace Violence

Dec 16, 2017
This page will provide you with a broad range of materials and information from the AHA, federal government and other national initiatives on efforts to assist our members prepare for and curb the number of hospital-based violent incidents. Check back often for additions to this page.
Dec 11, 2017
February 2017
Workforce Center Senior Director Veronika Riley sits down with Joyce Bulman, Vice President, Clinical Operations at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss the challenges and issues home health care providers face in regards to violence and best practices to mitigate this violence.…
Sep 20, 2017
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a Sept. 25 webinar on a program designed to care for hospital caregivers who experience a stressful event or outcome during patient care. Leaders from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., will discuss their Care for…
Sep 13, 2017
Planning to Commit Violence? Not at Our Facility!
Planning to Commit Violence? Not at Our Facility! Date: Monday October 16th Time: 3p-4p PT Location: Washington State Convention Center Room: 613-614 (6th floor of the CC) Review the planning and mitigating strategies for any workplace violence event. Discuss how to create sound workplace…
Apr 19, 2017
In a new podcast hosted by AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the director of the employee assistance program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston discusses the organization’s multidisciplinary response team for responding to…
Apr 7, 2017
Supporting and disseminating research on effective practices to prevent workplace violence in the health care and social assistance sectors would do more to advance and promote workplace safety than adopting and requiring compliance with a one-size-fits-all standard, the AHA told the Occupational…
Apr 6, 2017
AHA urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to focus on supporting effectiveness research for the prevention of workplace violence in different workplace settings and circumstances and wide dissemination of information about these effective best practices to the health care and social assistance sectors.