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, 2021
Burnout has been implicated in higher turnover, reduced patient satisfaction, and worsened safety. Violence is strongly linked to turnover. Many leaders appreciate these relationships but understanding the degree of burnout in a given health professional or team does not direct leaders to solutions.
Apr 30, 2021
Due to recent tragic events, Hospitals Against Violence has gathered for health care facilities a list of resources and tools that provide guidance on how to prepare and respond to an active shooter incident.
Apr 16, 2021
The House of Representatives passed by a vote of 254-166 the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195). 
Mar 31, 2021
The purpose of this document is to present the outcomes of the survey and to understand what measures exist to prevent and face acts of violence within healthcare organizations.
Mar 25, 2021
AHA letter to Representative Joe Courtney expressing concern with the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195)
Mar 25, 2021
The House Education and Labor Committee voted 27-20 to approve, as amended, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195). 
Jan 26, 2021
The Joint Commission released for comment through Feb. 16 proposed new and revised workplace violence prevention standards for accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals.
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…