Workplace Violence in Healthcare

Host: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA – Chief Clinical Officer, HTS3
Presenter: Ernie Allen. ARM, CSP, CPHRM, CHFM – Consultant, HTS3
Date & Time: March 25, 2022 at 12pm CT


Workplace violence in hospitals is a growing and serious problem. Healthcare workers have a much higher exposure rate than other industries to workplace violence that often results in injuries.

In early 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Workers Act. It passed with bipartisan support and is now in review by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. 

Joint Commission has developed specific standards for workplace violence prevention that are effective January 1, 2022 (EC.02.01.01, EP 17, EC.04.01.01, HR.01.05.03, LD.03.01.01).

The webinar will include an overview of H.R. 1195 and the Joint Commission standards. 

Learn what needs to be included when conducting a security risk assessment and developing priority areas for high risk areas.

Tips on training staff for dealing with active shooters will also be presented.

This webinar will include the consideration of using tasers and firearms by security staff. For smaller hospitals, relying on local law enforcement or the use of contract security firms and off-duty local police officers will be discussed.


Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify sources of regulatory standards related to workplace violence
  2. Identify what needs to be included in an internal risk assessment
  3. Identify at least one strategy for training staff
Register here