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Workplace Violence Prevention at Inpatient Healthcare Facilities
July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
Workplace violence (WPV) is a recognized hazard in the health care industry. WPV is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It can affect and involve workers, clients, customers and visitors. WPV ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data reported health care and social assistance workers were the victims of approximately 11,370 assaults by persons; a greater than 13% increase over the number of such assaults reported in 2009. Unfortunately, many more incidents likely go unreported.
The webinar will cover workplace violence issues at inpatient health care facilities and abatement solutions. The topics will cover the scale of workplace violence in health care, sources of exposure, prevention strategies, OSHA’s procedure for WPV inspection and resources available for WPV.
- Recognize workplace violence hazards
- Identify sources of exposure and prevention strategies
- Understand OSHA’s procedure for Workplace Violence Inspections
- Learn about resources available for employees and employers
Quality directors/managers, staff members responsible for maintaining the occupational safety and health programs and individuals responsible for hospital security
Brian Oberbeck, MS, BS, Compliance Safety and Health Officer, OSHA Denver Area Office
Oberbeck is a compliance and health officer with the OSHA Denver Area Office, where he has worked for more than 16 years. Prior to OSHA, Brian was a Safety Specialist with the University of Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Colorado State University with degrees in Chemistry and Environmental Health (Industrial Hygiene).
The OSHA Denver Area Office is responsible for enforcements of the OSHA Act and providing compliance assistance to employers in Colorado.
July 17; 5:00 p.m. MDT | Registration fees are for one (1) connection.