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Health care workplace violence assault log

Legislative Report on collected data from 2008

In 2007 House Bill 2022 was passed requiring hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals with home health care services to implement strategies to protect healthcare employees from acts of violence in the workplace.

A health care employer shall:
(a) Conduct periodic security and safety assessments to identify existing or potential hazards for assaults committed against employees;
(b) Develop and implement an assault prevention and protection program for employees based on assessments conducted under paragraph (a) of this subsection; and
(c) Provide assault prevention and protection training on a regular and ongoing basis for employees.
(d) A health care employer shall maintain a record of assaults committed against employees that occur on the premises of the health care employer or in the home of a patient receiving home health care services.

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Additional resources

Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers PDF

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Publication: OSHA 3148-01R 2004

Workplace Violence: Issues in Response PDF

FBI Critical Incidence Response Group, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia, 2002.

Workplace Violence and Prevention in New Jersey Hospital Emergency Departments PDF

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Public Health Services Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program


Violence: Occupational Hazards in Hospitals PDF

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NIOSH publication 2002-101.