Aug 20 2014

International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector

International Conference on Violence in the Health SectorFrom Oud Consultancy

4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector
October 22nd to 24th, 2014
Miami, FL USA
Work related aggression and violence within the health and social services sector is a major problem which diminishes the quality of working life for staff, compromises organizational effectiveness and ultimately impacts negatively on the provision and quality of care. These problems pervade both service settings and occupational groups. In addition to raising awareness, the 2014 conference will provide a platform to share international developments with a particular emphasis on best practice research and initiatives to effectively respond to the problem. More Info: Conference Website  

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Aug 19 2014

Active shooter training could save lives

By Kim Holland

Paramedics are too often kept out of active crime scenes, even when patients need medical help, because some of those scenes are just too volatile. But officials are hoping to change that, and they’re using a new pilot program to make their case. “We’re sort of becoming a model that other agencies could potentially use to effect rescues in this environment,” said Lt. Zach Lardy with Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue. Read the entire article on: KRQE News 13, Albuquerque  

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Aug 19 2014

Violence in the Workplace: American horror story

TheNationalLawReviewBy Jordan Barab

The setting: Rikers Island correctional facility in New York CityThe scene: A group of inmates gather around a cell where an employee has been locked in a cell, while other inmates pass around a ‘hit list’ of other employees they plan to target. This is not a scene from a crime drama, like Oz or Law & Order, but rather the daily reality for a group of medical, dental and psychiatric professionals contracted by Corizon Health Inc. to provide services at Rikers Island. These employees are threatened, punched in the face, kicked and knocked unconscious with surprising and horrifying regularity. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were at Rikers to investigate incidents like the ones described above, an additional six reports of workplace violence were made. Read the entire article on: NatLawReview.com.com  

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Aug 18 2014

Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Bullying pictogramBy David Maxfield

In a recent study that Joseph Grenny and I conducted for our organization, VitalSmarts, 96 percent of survey respondents said they have experienced bullying at work. It's not the kind of bullying one might expect, though. For example, when researchers have studied bullying among children, they have found two different kinds: physical and emotional bullying. Boys tend to engage in physical bullying: threats, intimidation, hitting, shoving and tripping. Girls, on the other hand, employ emotional bullying: excluding, gossiping, humiliating and withdrawing friendship. And most researchers who have studied workplace bullying focus narrowly on physical bullying. Read the entire article on: Entrepreneur.com Related: Help for anyone being bullied at work  

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Aug 18 2014

OSHA is cracking down on workplace violence. Are you at risk?

Hospital corridor

OSHA does not have a specific standard addressing workplace violence, but that hasn’t stopped the agency from citing two employers recently for failing to protect their workers from threats, assaults, and more. Keep reading to learn what OSHA found in these cases—and what you need to do to protect your workers from violence on the job. Read the entire article on: BLR—Business and Legal Resources  

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