Workplace violence is a current obstacle nurses and healthcare workers face every day, reports December 29 Becker's Hospital Review. In response, Healthcare communities have urged Congress to pass legislation to diminish any violent threats or attacks on hospital workers.
Statistics on workplace violence against nurses, based on data from 2022 surveys:
In its end-of-year legislation priorities, the American Nurses Association urged Congress to pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which would require Occupational Safety and Health Administration to create and enforce safety standards for healthcare employees.
The American Hospital Association and other provider groups have also called on Congress to pass the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employee Act, which would criminalize assault or intimidation of hospital workers.Read More >>