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Updated OSHA Guidance on PreventingWorkplaceViolence in HealthCareIndustry

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 11:30AM - 2:30PM

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Updated OSHA Guidance on PreventingWorkplaceViolence in HealthCareIndustry

Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 at 11:30AM - 2:30PM

Fremont, CA

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Does your healthcare facility know the full extent of the number of workplace violence episodes, or like most is the number vastly underreported? Do you know the costs of workplace violence and would like to reduce your costs exposure risk of lawsuits, reputation or OSHA audit? Are you in California and compliant with the new Cal-OSHA rules? Do you have a written Workplace Violence Prevention Plan? Do you know the best practices to include in a workplace violence prevention plan that improves the workplace and reduces the risk of workplace violence? Learn answers to these questions.

Objectives of The presentation
  • Introduction: Workplace violence in healthcare, definitions, the numbers the costs to employers the cost of litigation
  • Your obligation under OSHA and OSHA’s new directive for inspections for workplace violence in high risk industries such as healthcare
  • How to obtain a complete picture of workplace violence in your facility an due reduce the risk of underreporting and avoid retaliation
    • 5 key components to include in a well written workplace violence prevention plan:
    • Management commitment and employee participation
    • Worksite analysis
    • Hazard prevention and control
    • Safety and health training, and
    • Recordkeeping and program evaluation
  • Additional requirements under Cal-SHA standards
  • Additional concerns based upon new OSHA inspection guidelines
Why should you Attend
Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the healthcare industry. Workplace Violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide.

In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported healthcare and social assistance workers were the victims of approximately 11,370 assaults by persons; a greater than 13% increase over the number of such assaults reported in 2009. Almost 19% (i.e., 2,130) of these assaults occurred in nursing and residential care facilities alone. Between 2012 and 2015, OSHA conducted 148 inspections in response to workplace violence complaints. Of those, 101 were in health care or social service settings.

The agency concluded that health care and social service workers are almost four times as likely to be injured as a result of violence in the workplace as the average private-sector worker. Workplace violence in healthcare is such a major problem that Cal-OSHA has come out with a new set of rules effective April 1, 2017 and OSHA is considering updating its rules for health care but has increased its enforcement guidelines.

How can we keep our doctors, nurses and socials services workers safe?

Who will Benefit
Human Resources, CFOs, COOs, Business Owners, Executives, Compliance Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resource Professionals, Healthcare Professionals, Security Experts, Hospital and Nursing Home Administrators.

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