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New and Revised Workplace Violence Prevention Requirements

Effective July 1, 2024, The Joint Commission approved new and revised workplace violence prevention requirements for all Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care and human services (BHC) organizations.

The new and revised requirements provide a framework to guide BHC organizations in developing effective workplace violence prevention strategies. The requirements address the following:

  • Defining workplace violence, including a formal definition added to the Glossary
  • Outlining leadership oversight
  • Developing worksite analysis processes
  • Developing policies and procedures for the prevention of workplace violence
  • Reporting systems, data collection, and analysis
  • Implementing post-incident strategies
  • Providing training and education to decrease workplace violence

Prepublication standards:

Prepublication Standards – Effective July 1, 2024