The health care community experiences workplace violence like any other industry pushing efforts to provide a safe and secure place for patients, visitors and staff members. Attention is shifting from acute areas like the emergency department to a global approach aimed at prevention, response and recovery strategies.
HCAF, the Florida Hospital Association and other health disciplines formed the Workplace Violence Task Force in 2011 addressing workplace violence across Florida’s health care community. The purpose of the Task Force is to help make Florida’s health system safer for the community and employees by reducing the incidence of workplace violence through: defining workplace violence; advocating for controls to help reduce violent behavior; providing education about workplace violence recognition, prevention and response; and, by encouraging the reporting of violent behavior.
The Task Force is surveying different sectors of the healthcare community about workplace violence to gain more information about this important security and safety issue. Please take a few minutes to answer the questions in this short survey. The Task Force greatly appreciates your input and willingness to share data that may reveal important information to address in the future. A summary report of these surveys will be created and made available this summer.
Click here to take the survey. Please complete this survey by 5:00pm ET, Friday, May 24, 2013. For questions and more information about the Workplace Violence Task Force, please contact John Wilgis at (470) 841-6230, ext. 226.