Workplace Safety

Hospitals engage in an array of collaborative activities designed to improve the quality and safety of the care they provide. A safe practice environment for staff, patients and families is imperative to the delivery of quality care.

These AHA organizations help improve quality and safety in hospitals and health systems across the nation. Explore their resources:

Workforce Library

AHA divisions devoted to advancing workforce issues:

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Jun 14, 2022
AHA letter to Representatives Dean and Bucshon voicing support for their legislation, the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961).
Jun 9, 2022
AHA applauds Representatives Dean and Bucshon for their leadership in introducing the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act of 2022.
Jun 7, 2022
The Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees Act introduced June 7, 2022, by Representatives Dean (D-PA) and Bucshon (R-IN).
Jun 7, 2022
Workers who dedicate themselves to saving lives deserve a safe environment – free of violence and intimidation – in which to deliver care.
Jun 7, 2022
Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., and Larry Bucshon, R-Ind., today introduced the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees Act.
Jun 2, 2022
Yesterday was another unfortunate example of gun violence in our country. This latest incident was in a medical facility, a place of healing, on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
May 2, 2022
Patient safety is always the number one priority. Nurses need to be empowered with flexibility to determine appropriate staffing for the needs of their patients.
May 2, 2022
A survey published in Workplace Health and Safety revealed that nearly 45% of nurses encountered physical violence and more than two-thirds were victims of verbal abuse in early 2020. The AHA is urging the attorney general to support legislation that would create federal protections from…
Mar 11, 2022
The International Hospital Federation, of which the AHA is a member, issued a statement expressing concern about the escalation of violence affecting hospitals and health care personnel in Ukraine as Russia continues its attack on the country. 
Jan 26, 2022
Over the past seven years, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Georgia has dramatically reduced workplace violence. Its comprehensive violence prevention program, which encompasses everything from security bedside threat assessments to violence risk assessments conducted by clinical…