Workplace Violence

Hospitals and health systems are committed to continually making their communities and workplaces safer. Key to that is preventing violence within hospitals ensuring the safety of staff and patients.

Through the Hospitals Against Violence initiative, AHA is highlighting successful programs and practices including preparedness drills, de-escalation training and a host of other initiatives that vary but meet the needs of their communities and their colleagues.

Workplace Violence Resources

Federal Government Resources Active Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting, Healthcare & Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (Updated January 24, 2017) OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare, socia...

AHA Members in Action

INTEGRIS Health – Significant Threats: Domestic Violence and Forensic Patients consists of a Threat Assessment Guide, employee training, and procedures for enhanced security staffing to be prepared for domestic violence issues in the hospital. (July 2017) CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional ...

Related Resources

Case Studies
Case studies that showcase what members are doing to prevent violence in the workplace.
Mark Berg, UT MD Anderson’s Director of the Employee Assistance Program talks about the 2-STOP program, a multi-disciplinary response team that is
This Workforce Center podcast features Meg Fallows, Volunteer Coordinator at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, who speaks abo
The National Fire Protection Association has published NFPA 3000: Standards for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program. The new standard…
Read about how AHA members and state hospital associations are working with their communities to address violence in the workplace.
Case Studies
Mercyhealth | Janesville, WI School and workplace violence is an increasingly common threat.