Preventing Workplace Violence in Senior Living and Care Communities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare and social service workers are nearly five times more likely to experience a serious workplace violence injury than employees in other industries. Senior living and care communities are at the heart of this striking statistic. In a contributed article for McKnight’s Senior Living, Louisville associate Megan U’Sellis outlines how an Occupational Safety and Health Act’s clause requires protection from workplace violence for senior living employees. She outlines a step-by-step plan every health care employer should take to prevent workplace violence, including reviewing their safety policies and procedures and employee training programs to confirm they effectively reduce employees’ exposure to resident assaults.
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