|Document ID (ISN)||107819|
|Convention or series no.
||OSHA 3148-01R 2004
||Guidelines for preventing workplace violence for health care and social service workers
||Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2004. 44p. Illus. 40 ref.
||http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf [in English]
||For many years, health care and social service workers have faced a significant risk of job-related violence. Assaults represent a serious safety and health hazard within these sectors of activity. The OSHA's violence prevention guidelines provide recommendations for controlling workplace violence, developed following a careful review of workplace violence studies, public and private violence prevention programs and input from stakeholders. This booklet provides an overview of the OSHA guidelines and presents the key elements of a violence prevention programme (management commitment and employee involvement, worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training, recordkeeping and programme evaluation), together with programmes and services proposed by OSHA.
||USA; social workers; violence; risk factors; plant safety organization; health care personnel
||responsibilities of employers; public OSH institutions; legal aspects; hazard evaluation; safety guides; safety programmes; role of management; workers' participation; programme evaluation
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Psychology and sociology
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
||Health care services
Violence and terrorism