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Communicating the Risk of Violence: A Flagging Program Handbook for Maximizing Preventative Care

Purpose

Flagging is defined as a standardized method of communicating safety-related concerns to workers. This flagging handbook provides practical tools and information that will help organizations develop a sustainable flagging-alert program that focuses on providing quality preventative care.  

Contents

  • Terms of Use
  • Introduction
  • Flagging Overview
  • Flagging Legislation: Balancing Worker Safety with Patient Privacy
  • Five Steps for Developing a Flagging Program
  • References
  • Appendix A: Workplace Violence & Health Information Privacy Fact Sheet 
  • Appendix B: Sample Flagging Policy

 

Link to Tool: 

Communicating the Risk of Violence: A Flagging Program Handbook for Maximizing Preventative Care

This tool includes information surrounding principles, steps, and more.

The ten privacy principles to consider when introducing a flagging program:

  1. Accountability
  2. Identifying purpose
  3. Consent
  4. Limited collection
  5. Limited use and disclosure
  6. Accuracy
  7. Safeguards
  8. Openness
  9. Access
  10. Challenging compliance

 

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2016
Videos: 

PSHSA Workplace Harassment webinar and eLearning module

eLearning from PSHSA