Key Questions: What is a Workplace Violence Prevention Policy? What are the elements required to develop this document?
This tool provides a sample template along with an overview of the required elements of a Workplace Violence Prevention Policy. It can be adapted to suit your organization's needs.
This sample policy is a template that can be used for any healthcare organization to adapt in order to develop its own workplace violence prevention policy.
- Organizational mission
- Policy statement that can be adapted to the needs of any healthcare workplace
- Information useful in developing a workplace violence prevention program
- Scope of the policy
- Definitions of violence
- Roles and responsibilities of workplace parties
- Reporting requirements
- Response procedures
- Employee supports
- Risk assessment
- Program evaluation
- Required policy review