Workplace Violence Prevention Resources

Resources to help meet Joint Commission accreditation requirements.

Workplace violence is a serious and growing problem in health care. Not only does it impact victims, but it can also adversely impact employee morale, increase staff turnover, reduce productivity, create a fearful organizational culture, and compromise patient care. The high incidence of workplace violence prompted the creation of new Joint Commission accreditation requirements implemented in 2022. These requirements provide a framework to guide organizations in developing effective workplace violence prevention systems, including leadership oversight, policies and procedures, reporting systems, data collection and analysis, post-incident strategies, training, and education to decrease workplace violence.