Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Workplace Violence in Healthcare Facilities and Ensuring Compliance with OSHA’s New Guidelines

Adrienne Riaz-Khan

Health care workers face an increased risk of workplace violence while at work. Data suggests that 70% of workplace assaults occur in the health care industry. In response, OSHA recently released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers and it has indicated that it will focus on the hazards associated with workplace violence in all health care industry inspections. The publication includes suggested best practices and provides some insight on how to reduce the risk of violence in various health care and social service settings. Attend our webinar to learn about the new OSHA guidelines and strategies that can help you successfully address the unique challenges that the health care industry faces in tackling this workplace challenge. Join us with speaker Nickole Winnett, Attorney at Law, Jackson Lewis PC.
Learning Objectives: 
· Learn how OSHA will address workplace violence in the health care and social service industries, including the recently released “Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers”

· Assess risks and hazards at your facility to identify and prevent potential workplace violence situations

· Identify the controls that may be possible to protect against a violent encounter

· Assess what to include in a workplace violence prevention program such as components that address the preparation, incident and post-incident phases

· Address training that workers should receive to detect signs of violence in the workplace and protect themselves

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