Search Tag: workplace violence
Can workplace bullying cause cardiovascular disease?
2018 06 Dec
It has already been established that adverse psychosocial working conditions including factors such as excessive job-strain, an imbalance between effort and reward, and long working hours increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, it still remains unclear whether other workplace stressors such as bullying and violence are also... Read more
Can wearables help protect healthcare staff from violence?
2018 09 May
Compared to workers in other sectors, healthcare staff face significant risks of workplace violence. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), from 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents was more than four times greater in healthcare than in private industry. Amidst recent cases of attacks... Read more
Preventing healthcare violence
2018 12 Apr
A new California law that became effective only recently is welcome news to many healthcare professionals, especially nurses who often become victims of violence in the workplace. The new law requires healthcare employers to have workforce protection plans in place, including violence prevention training for all employees. As soon as the new law took... Read more