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Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention

3/19/2018 9:00:00 AM

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Nearly two million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year1. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment and empower staff with the tools they need for effective prevention and safe intervention. Failure to do so has resulted in fines of up to $70,0002 and loss of staff which can cost thousands of dollars in recruiting, hiring, orientation, training, lost time, and lost productivity.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that healthcare and social services organizations incorporate a written program for workplace violence prevention into the organization's overall safety and health program3. Their guidelines for developing an effective workplace violence prevention program include:
1. Management commitment and employee participation
2. Worksite analysis and hazard identification
3. Hazard prevention and control
4. Safety and health training
5. Recordkeeping and program evaluation

Philadelphia Insurance Companies and The Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. (CPI) have partnered together to help organizations create effective workplace violence prevention programs. CPI's comprehensive crisis prevention and intervention training helps organizations reduce the number of physical incidents they encounter, lower workers comp claims, meet regulatory compliance, and build staff confidence and competence around prevention. CPI has been training professionals in education, healthcare, human services, and other industries in early prevention, de-escalation and safe physical intervention strategies for 37 years. CPI's philosophy of Care, Welfare, Safety and SecuritySM is inherently person-centered and takes into consideration a multitude of variables within each population, such as trauma-informed care, autism spectrum disorders, mental health, and many other factors that contribute to student, patient, caregiver, and staff behaviors. The foundation train-the-trainer program, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, is an evidence-based four-day program designed within the context of adult learning theory, and gives staff safe crisis intervention tools and skills to bring back to their organization.

For more information on our partnership visit crisisprevention.com/Partners/PHLY or contact us at PHLYRMS@phly.com.



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1OSHA.gov
2OSHA News Release - Region 2
3OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health and Social Service Workers

IMPORTANT NOTICE - The information and suggestions presented by Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company in this E-Brochure is for your consideration in your loss prevention efforts. They are not intended to be complete or definitive in identifying all hazards associated with your business, preventing workplace accidents, or complying with any safety related, or other, laws or regulations. You are encouraged to alter them to fit the specific hazards of your business and to have your legal counsel review all of your plans and company policies.