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Elder Care OSHA Workplace Violence Mobile App

Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide, one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. Use the Elder Care OSHA Steps to Effective Hazard Communication mobile app to reduce workplace violence at your elder care facility. Check out other Elder Care Apps in our App store.

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    What is workplace violence?

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    Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers.

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    Who is vulnerable?

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    Some 2 million American workers are victims of workplace violence each year.

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    What can these employers do to help protect these employees?

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    The best protection employers can offer is to establish a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace ...

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    The employer should establish a workplace violence prevention program or incorporate the informat...

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    In addition, employers can offer additional protections such as the following:

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    Provide safety education for employees so they know what conduct is not acceptable, what to do if...

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    Secure the workplace.

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    Provide drop safes to limit the amount of cash on hand.

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    Equip field staff with cellular phones and hand-held alarms or noise devices, and require them to...

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    Keep employer provided vehicles properly maintained.

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    Instruct employees not to enter any location where they feel unsafe.

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    Develop policies and procedures covering visits by home health-care providers.

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    How can the employees protect themselves?

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    Nothing can guarantee that an employee will not become a victim of workplace violence.

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    Learn how to recognize, avoid, or diffuse potentially violent situations by attending personal sa...

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    Alert supervisors to any concerns about safety or security and report all incidents immediately i...

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    Avoid traveling alone into unfamiliar locations or situations whenever possible.

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    Carry only minimal money and required identification into community settings.

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    What should employers do following an incident of workplace violence?

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    Encourage employees to report and log all incidents and threats of workplace violence.

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    Provide prompt medical evaluation and treatment after the incident.

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    Report violent incidents to the local police promptly.

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    Inform victims of their legal right to prosecute perpetrators.

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    Discuss the circumstances of the incident with staff members.

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    Offer stress debriefing sessions and posttraumatic counseling services to help workers recover fr...

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