Violence in the ER is a hot topic that continues to concern hospital safety and security officials. Recently, nurses in Massachusetts have expressed frustration over going to work fearful of being assaulted .
Although ER nurses and doctors certainly face an escalated risk, violence is not just limited to the hospital. OSHA has workplace violence prevention guidelines  that apply to all healthcare settings.
OSHA recommends implementing a violence prevention program, while also tracking workplace violence statistics in their facility in order to make adjustments if necessary.
Visit the Tools  page for Violence in the Workplace: Safety Tips for Healthcare Workers, which outlines aggressive signals to watch for and ways to diffuse a violent situation.
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