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Workplace Violence Prevention Resources for Health Care

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Quick Safety Issue on Bullying



Bullying has no place in health care, Quick Safety Issue 24. June 20, 2016
Workplace bullying (also referred to as lateral or horizontal violence) is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators. Read more


OSHA, The Joint Commission, JCR Alliance



OSHA, The Joint Commission and Joint Commission Resources work together to specifically address reducing and preventing exposure to biological and airborne hazards in health care, and addressing emergency preparedness, ergonomics, workplace violence and other health care worker safety issues. Read More



Welcome to The Joint Commission’s Workplace Violence Prevention Resources portal. This portal provides a valuable source of information from The Joint Commission enterprise and other healthcare organizations related to the topic of Workplace Violence. Our goal is to broaden the awareness of workplace violence by bringing relevant and timely information and resources to our multifaceted customer base. 

On this site, we provide links to materials developed by The Joint Commission as well as government resources and those from professional associations such as the American Nurses Association and the American Hospital Association and its personal membership groups and related organizations. We encourage health care organizations to share their experience under the heading of “From the Field”.  We welcome suggestions for improvement.

The purpose of this portal is to share informative and
useful resources with the field regarding
preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.

From the Field. . .

Read about how a Joint Commission-accredited healthcare organization prevents workplace violence at their facilities.

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The Joint Commission’s placement of content on this portal is not an endorsement of the source nor of any particular product or service, nor should it be construed as a statement that the source, or its products or services, are superior to those of other companies. Portal users acknowledge The Joint Commission may not be the primary source of the content. By accessing and using portal resources, portal users agree to make no claim of any kind against The Joint Commission for any and all damages that result from use or implementation of any portal content.