Workplace Health and Safety
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Research on Occupational Violence
- NYSNA Position Statements:
- ANA Information on Workplace Violence
- A Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert warns that healthcare facilities today are being confronted with steadily increasing rates of crime, including assault, rape and murder. This alert urges greater attention to the issue of violence and to controlling access to facilities to protect patients, staff and visitors. It cautions that the actual number of violent incidents is significantly under-reported, and advises organizations to mandate the reporting of all real or perceived threats.