Preventing Healthcare Workplace Violence

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Working in healthcare almost guarantees you will experience workplace violence in your career.

The statistics are staggering:

  • 75% of all workplace assaults between 2011 and 2013 happened in healthcare settings.
  • Hospital employees victimized by violence on the job are forced to take time away from work at a rate that's five times higher than workers in other occupations.
  • 78% of emergency department physicians nationwide report being the target of workplace violence in the past year

In California, Cal OSHA recognized the growing trend of violence in healthcare, and proposed sweeping regulations. The regulations require every healthcare employer to create a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan and alarm or other similar system.

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Katharine Dahl

Written by Katharine Dahl

Katharine, an enthusiastic, problem solver, leverages her 10+ years of experience in content creation, storytelling, and marketing strategy as Director of Product Marketing at Rave Mobile Safety. Katharine drives Rave's product marketing strategy, positioning, content creation and public launches for Rave's solutions to drive sales and customer success. Katharine has been Rave for over 5 years, with in-depth knowledge and background of all Rave products and marketing processes. In previous roles at Rave, she personally managed 756 partner organizations and 75 public Smart911 launches. Katharine holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Boston University's College of Communication.

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