Goals and Objectives of a Workplace Violence Hospital Committee

  1. Goal: Preventing Workplace Violence Objectives:
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to identify and mitigate risks of workplace violence.
    • Conduct regular risk assessments to identify areas of vulnerability and implement appropriate preventive measures.
    • Provide ongoing education and training programs to raise awareness and promote a culture of violence prevention among staff.
  2. Goal: Enhancing Staff Safety and Security Objectives:
    • Establish and maintain effective security measures, such as access control systems, surveillance cameras, and panic alarms.
    • Ensure proper staffing levels of security personnel to address potential threats and respond promptly to incidents.
    • Implement protocols for staff to easily report security concerns and incidents, ensuring a timely and appropriate response.
  3. Goal: Improving Incident Reporting and Investigation Objectives:
    • Develop clear guidelines and protocols for reporting workplace violence incidents, including procedures for documenting and investigating incidents.
    • Encourage staff to report incidents promptly and without fear of retaliation, ensuring a confidential and supportive reporting process.
    • Establish a system for thorough incident investigations to identify root causes, contributing factors, and potential areas for improvement.
  4. Goal: Enhancing Staff Training and Education Objectives:
    • Provide comprehensive training programs on conflict management, de-escalation techniques, and personal safety measures for all staff members.
    • Offer specialized training for high-risk departments, such as emergency departments or psychiatric units, to address unique challenges they face.
    • Continuously assess training needs, update training curricula, and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs through feedback and evaluation.
  5. Goal: Strengthening Collaboration and Communication Objectives:
    • Foster effective communication and collaboration between different hospital departments, including security, nursing, administration, and human resources, to address workplace violence concerns.
    • Establish a system for sharing information about high-risk patients or visitors among care teams, security personnel, and other relevant staff members.
    • Coordinate with external organizations, such as local law enforcement or community support services, to facilitate a coordinated response to workplace violence incidents.
  6. Goal: Providing Support and Resources for Victims Objectives:
    • Develop protocols to support victims of workplace violence, including immediate access to medical care, counseling services, and legal advocacy.
    • Ensure that victims are provided with appropriate information and resources to navigate the aftermath of an incident, such as filing reports, obtaining restraining orders, or seeking compensation.
    • Collaborate with community organizations and support services to offer a comprehensive network of resources for victims.
  7. These are just a few examples, and the goals and objectives of a workplace violence hospital committee should be tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of the organization.


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