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Document ID (ISN)108703
CIS number 08-1249
Year 2004
Convention or series no. OSHA Publication No.3148-01R (2004)
Title Guidelines for preventing workplace violence for health care and social service workers
Bibliographic information Publications U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, 2004. 44p. Illus. 40 ref.
Internet access http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf [in English]
Abstract Health care and social service workers are at high risk of violent assault at work. In 2000 in the United States, health service workers overall had an incidence rate of 9.3 for injuries resulting from assaults and violent acts. The rate for social service workers was 15, and for nursing workers, 25. This compares to an overall private sector injury rate of two. Aimed at employers in the health care and social services sector, these guidelines explain how to implement a violence prevention programme. Topics addressed: importance of management commitment and employee involvement; worksite analysis; hazard prevention and control; safety and health training; recordkeeping and programme evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) USA; social workers; hospitals; violence; health care personnel; safety programmes; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; programme evaluation; safety guides; frequency rates; role of management; workers' participation; safety and health training; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Violence and terrorism
Health care services
Safety programmes
Violence