February 01, 2019

Combating Healthcare Workplace Violence: A Dose of Prevention is Good Medicine

Chantell C. Foley, Fisher Phillips, Louisville, KY

Headlines reporting incidents of workplace violence have become all too common in American society. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each year nearly two million U.S. workers report having been victims of workplace violence.1 Significantly, research indicates that nearly 75 percent of all workplace assaults happen in the healthcare industry.2 In fact, healthcare accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other industries combined.3 Many of these victims work in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

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