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Document ID (ISN)101537
CIS number 03-562
Year 2002
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2002-101
Title Violence - Occupational hazards in hospitals
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998, USA, Apr. 2002. iv, 10p. 9 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract Recent data indicate that hospital workers are at increased risk for experiencing violence in the workplace. This booklet aimed at increasing worker and employer awareness of the risk factors for violence in hospitals and at providing strategies for reducing exposure to these factors. Topics covered: types of workplace violence; workers at risk; areas where violence may occur; effects of violence (injury, disability, psychological trauma, death); risk factors; prevention strategies for employers; dealing with the consequences of violence; safety tips for hospital workers; case reports of effective strategies.
Descriptors (primary) USA; hospitals; training material; risk factors; violence; health care personnel
Descriptors (secondary) injuries; nursing personnel; safety guides; fatalities; plant safety and health organization; psychological effects
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Health care services
Violence and terrorism