Access our Workplace Violence resources created in May of 2023 below:
My Emergency Preparedness Guide to Workplace Safety
The EPN considers Workplace Violence to be an emergency preparedness priority. Below you will find a guide crafted in collaboration with subject matter expert Master Police Officer, Allen Perry from the Virginia Beach Police Department. This guide provides workplace violence preparedness tips in the areas of de-escalation, workplace safety, and situational awareness.
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Workplace Violence Prevention - Conversation Starters for Home Care Professionals
In partnership with Master Police Officer, Allen Perry from the Virginia Beach Police Department the following "Workplace Violence Prevention - Conversation Starters for Home Care Professionals" were crafted to serve as a guide in your workplace violence emergency preparedness planning and training.
OSHA Workplace Violence Guideline Highlights
The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has written a guidance document to help employers of healthcare and social service workers across various settings address risks of job-related violence. The guidelines identify five healthcare workplace settings. The resources, checklists, and program development tools that reference the Field Work and Community Care settings are the most relevant for home care organizations.
The content found in the document below is adapted from the “Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers” (OSHA, 3148-06R 2016). Please refer to the full set of Guidelines as you develop, evaluate, and/or amend your organization’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program.