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Welcome to the resource page for the course, Workplace Violence: Best Practices for Prevention and Resilience, presented at the 2018 Washington State Governor's Industrial Safety and Health Conference.




Workplace Violence: Overview of Risk Factors, Current Research, and Challenges in Health Care and Social Services

Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN

Characterizing Workplace Violence in the Emergency Department Through Direct Observation of Violent Encounters 

Elizabeth Rosenman, MD





Course Flyer

Course Agenda

Course Faculty Bios


National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Topics include safe patient handling, violence prevention and more

The NORA HCSA Agenda has been posted to the Federal Register and is open for public comment until August 20th.

The best way to access the docket is to go to and enter CDC-2018-0050 in the search bar.

The Federal Register notice is here:…\


Comprehensive Workplace Violence Toolkit from Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

Ergonomics in Healthcare: A Continuing Education Program for Nurses, Nursing Assistants and Healthcare Managers - New FREE web-based training

Applied Ergonomics for Nurses and Health Care Workers and Patient Orientation - Free Video

Time for Safe Patient Handling and Mobility - Free Video

Oregon Health Workforce Center - New Toolkits and Information for Employers and Employees

Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center Workplace Violence Resource Page (resources for all industries and active shooter incidents)

OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers

OSHA Workplace Violence in Healthcare Resource Page

ASHRM Healthcare Facility Workplace Violence Risk Assessment Tool

The Joint Commission Divison of Healthcare Improvement - Preparing for active shooter situations

World Health Association: Violence Against Healthcare Workers

United States Government Accountability Office - Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence

OSHA Caring for Our Caregivers - Preventing Workplace Violence: A Road Map for Healthcare Facilities

Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings: Risk Factors and Protective Strategies

OSHA Hospital Safety e-Tool, Workplace Violence Module

Home Healthcare Workers: How to Prevent Violence on the Job - US Department of Health and Human Services