ONA House of Delegates Passes a Workplace Violence Resolution

Posted over 2 years ago by Candice Black

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On October 24, 2018 in the House of Delegates annual meeting, the ONA Memberhsip passed a resolution for Workplace Violence. Click on the attachment to view the full resolution. 

SUBJECT:                  Incivility, Bullying and Workplace Violence

INTRODUCED BY:    ONA Board of Directors and the Committee on Professional Practice in the Workplace

Summary:  Workplace violence consists of physically and psychologically damaging actions that occur in the workplace or while on duty (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH], 2002). The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases an annual report about injuries and illnesses resulting in time away from work in the United States. In the health care and social assistance sectors, 13% of days away from work were the result of violence in 2013, and this rate has increased in recent years (U.S. Department of Labor [DOL], Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014).  Examples of workplace violence include direct physical assaults (with or without weapons), written or verbal threats, physical or verbal harassment, and homicide (Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA, 2015).