Overlooked Tips for Healthcare Operations

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Keep Employees Safe

Focus On: Security

Violence in healthcare facilities is an unfortunate but ever-present threat to your workers and patients – hospitals rank among the most dangerous workplaces in the U.S. and up to 80% of hospital staff report that they’ve suffered a physical assault at work before. The first step to addressing potential issues is to be proactive – make sure that everyone working in the facility is aware of the unique dangers posed by the environment and communicate clearly that the organization takes assaults on staff members seriously and is prepared to take any steps necessary to prevent them from happening. Creating a violence prevention committee is also a good idea –include representatives from multiple departments, preferably those where violence is more prone to occur, to ensure that all employees have a voice in the process.

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