Joint Commission Blog Posts

Blog posts from Joint Commission leaders

June 6, 2019
Blog post by Lisa DiBlasiMoorehead on how leadership can help to protect staff from workplace violence.

Read about leadership responsibility in workplace violence prevention

January 4, 2018
Blog post by Jim Kendig discussing an event where rival gang members were being treated in the same emergency department.

Read the blog about rival gang members

April 19, 2018
Blog post by Barbara Braun discussing Sentinel Event Alert #59.

Read the blog about recommendations for workplace violence prevention

July 2, 2018
Blog post by Stacey Paul and Lisa Wilson discussing workplace violence.

Read about where workplace violence can occur

December 22, 2017
Blog post by Kim McCullough discussing recently-added resources to the "Workplace Violence Prevention Resources for Health Care" portal.

Read about resources for the workplace violence prevention portal

October 10, 2017
What can healthcare organizations do to prepare for possible workplace violence incidents?

Read the blog about possible workplace violence incidents

January 7, 2017
Is it time for OSHA to create a workplace violence standard? The rate of workplace violence against employees providing health care and social assistance services is substantially higher than private industry as a whole, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Read the blog about workplace violence standard

October 19, 2016

Increasingly health care staff are becoming victims and observers of this growing problem while they’re working: violent situations occurring across our country spill over into our emergency departments (EDs), behavioral health settings and elsewhere.
Read the blog about workplace violence in emergency departments
May 14, 2014

The physician's role in preventing workplace violence in the health care setting.
Read the blog about preventing violence in the health care setting