Workplace Violence Survey

Every year, nearly 60% of all workplace assaults in the country occur in the healthcare industry. SEIU Local 121RN and the SEIU Nurse Alliance of California aim to make workplaces safer through a campaign for a comprehensive Cal/OSHA workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare workers in California.

Please take a minute to complete our brief survey to help us identify patterns of violence and preventative solutions to incorporate into the standard.

* 1. Are you male or female?

* 2. Have you ever seen or experienced a violent incident, assault, or threatening behavior at work?

* 3. If you answered yes to the previous question, did that incident include any of the following? Check all that apply.

* 4. If you saw or experienced a violent incident, assault, or threatening behavior at work, did you report it?

* 5. What factors impact whether or not you would report a violent incident, assault, or threatening behavior at work? Check all that apply.

* 6. Cal/OSHA defines workplace violence as an assault or other violent act that entails a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm. A large number of violent acts at work do not result in physical injury, but can lead to medical treatment, missed work, stress, and decreased productivity at work. Do you agree with this definition?

* 7. How often do you see or experience violence at your workplace?

* 8. Does your employer have successful programs in place to prevent violence? Examples could include training programs, critical incident response plans, or personal alarm programs, to name a few.

* 9. What would you like to see included in a Cal/OSHA workplace violence prevention standard that would reduce violence at your job? Check all that apply.

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