AONL Workplace Violence

Preventing violence in the health care community

Workplace violence is an increasingly recognized safety issue in the health care community. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health defines workplace violence as any physical assault, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace. AONL is committed to providing nurse leaders with tools to prevent workplace violence and ensure the safety of health care workers and patients.

The AONL and Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) created the Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace to assist nurse leaders in systematically addressing measures to manage and reduce violence against health care professionals.

The AONL/ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit to assist nurse leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan to manage violent behaviors in acute care settings and protect staff.

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