Workplace Violence Prevention - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Workplace Violence Prevention

Violence in the workplace is one of the most serious problems facing healthcare professionals. In response to the concerns of our members, HPAE played a key role in the coalition that advocated for a law that addresses this issue. In 2008, the New Jersey legislature passed and the Governor signed the New Jersey Prevention of Violence in Healthcare Facilities Act. The law directs health care facilities in New Jersey, including general and specialty hospitals, nursing homes, State and county psychiatric hospitals and State developmental centers, to create programs to combat physical violence or credible threats of violence against employees.

Information on New Jersey Prevention of Violence in Healthcare Facilities Act

Subsequently, and with strong lobbying on the part of HPAE, regulations were put into place to implement the law.

HPAE has produced a Violence Prevention Fact Sheet on this issue.

If you need to report an incident of violence in your workplace, HPAE has developed a Workplace Violence Reporting Form.


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