How to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Guide for Healthcare Workers

Course Description:

Workplace violence can occur at any business, and anyone can be a victim or a witness. It’s important to understand why workplace violence occurs, who may be involved, how violent situations can arise, and what to do to reduce the risk that you will be a victim of workplace violence.
Course Duration: 27 minutes

Why “How to Prevent Workplace Violence: A Guide for Healthcare Workers” Matters:


At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:


  • Identify the types, risk factors, and causes of workplace violence
  • Spot the signs of potential violence and immediate threats
  • Defuse potentially violent situations safely
  • Follow required security procedures
  • Take appropriate action during an active shooter situation
  • Recognize and respond to terrorist threats
  • Identify the effects of workplace violence and find appropriate support in the aftermath of a violent event

Key Points:

  • Be prepared to deal effectively with threats and incidents of violence on the job;
  • Keep alert to signs of potential violence, and take immediate action when you recognize them;
  • Be sure to follow security procedures and prevent situations that invite violence; and
  • Report any threats, disturbing behavior, or violent incidents right away.

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