Developing a Workplace Violence Prevention Program

This guide provides recommendations, tools and case examples to aid hospitals in the development of a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program. The Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) acknowledges the following organizations whose workplace violence-related resources provided valuable inspiration and direction for the development of this guide.

American Organization of Nurse Executives
Emergency Nurses Association
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Ontario Hospital Association
Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

THA has made every effort to ensure the information provided in this guide is accurate and complete. However, THA makes no representations, guarantees or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided in this guide. It is the responsibility of individual healthcare organizations to determine how the information contained in this guide is adopted.

THA disclaims any and all liability for any claims or damages that may result from providing this guide and the information it contains.

The content of this guide is not intended by THA as an endorsement of any of the products, vendors, consultants or literature citations referenced herein. Nor is THA responsible for the content found at any websites referenced. All web addresses referenced in this guide were accessible as of the publication date. Any mention of products, vendors, consultants or published literature is for informational purposes only.

Reproduction and Use of Material
Permission is granted to use this guide solely for non-commercial, instructional, personal or scholarly purposes. The material may be used and incorporated into other workplace safety and health programs on the condition that no fee may be charged for the subsequent use or adaptation of the material. Use of the material for any other purpose, particularly commercial use, without the prior, express written permission of the copyright owner is prohibited.

First printed October 2020
Last updated February 2022
Tennessee Hospital Association

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