Workplace Safety

Read: How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Hospitals

How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Hospitals

Learning to recognize escalating behaviors and practicing de-escalation skills are essential to addressing the rise in hospital violence.

Read: Test Your Hospital Safety and Security Knowledge with These 9 Questions

Test Your Hospital Safety and Security Knowledge with These 9 Questions

Healthcare workers are being assaulted at record rates and hospitals are losing millions to ransomware. Do you know the latest data? Take this quiz to find out.

Read: Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

Hospital Violent Crime Increased 47% Last Year

IAHSS’s latest crime survey found that the rate of murders, rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults at U.S. hospitals dramatically increased in 2021.

Read: Fighting Against Hospital Workplace Violence

Fighting Against Hospital Workplace Violence

While there isn’t one solution to mitigating hospital workplace violence, a change in the culture surrounding reporting incidents is a good place to start.

Read: Hospital Workplace Violence Incidents Reported in MN, FL, WV and PA

Hospital Workplace Violence Incidents Reported in MN, FL, WV and PA

The workplace violence incidents involve suspects biting and punching security officers and nurses.

Read: Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

Hospital Assaults Hit All-Time High in 2020, IAHSS Survey Finds

From 2019 to 2020, the assault rate at U.S. hospitals increased more than 23% from 10.9 incidents per 100 beds to 14.2.

Read: IAHSS, AHA Releases Hospital Violence Prevention Guide

IAHSS, AHA Releases Hospital Violence Prevention Guide

The guide offers recommended action steps, case studies, leading practices, and solutions for creating a safer workplace.

Read: Mass. ER Nurse Attacked by Patient in Police Custody

Mass. ER Nurse Attacked by Patient in Police Custody

The nurse is speaking out about violence against nurses, which he says has been on the rise during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read: Doctor Shot in Head During Robbery at Fairview Southdale Hospital

Doctor Shot in Head During Robbery at Fairview Southdale Hospital

A year before the shooting, employees said they asked administrators to provide better protection in parking areas but nothing was done.

Read: Omnigo Releases Sanitation Compliance Software for Safe Return to Work

Omnigo Releases Sanitation Compliance Software for Safe Return to Work

Omnigo’s CleanTraQ software allows businesses to schedule, track and verify that all cleaning and sanitation tasks are met.

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