Protect Workers from Violence
Workplace violence is a serious and growing problem. It’s time to act.
Workplace violence is foreseeable and preventable.
A workplace violence standard would require employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement a plan to help protect their employees from workplace violence. Keeping workers safe on the job also will protect patients.
With your help, we can protect workers from violence on the job.
Recently introduced legislation—The Workplace Violence prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309, S. 851)—would mandate an enforceable Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard to reduce and prevent foreseeable, serious and life-altering violence against workers in hospitals, nursing homes and social service settings.
AFL-CIO: Workplace Violence Fact Sheet
AFL-CIO: A Video Message from Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler
AFL-CIO: Letter to the House of Representatives in Support of H.R. 1309
AFL-CIO: Shareable Graphics on Workplace Violence Prevention
AFSCME: Workplace Violence Fact Sheet
AFSCME: Preventing Workplace Violence: A Union Representative's Guidebook
AFT Voices: I Lost My Career to Workplace Violence
AFT: Workplace Violence
AFT: Workplace Violence Prevention Toolkit
ATU: Preventing Violence Against Bus Operators
National Nurses United: Workplace Violence
Video: "Caring for Our Caregivers: Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence" (House of Representatives Hearing, Feb. 27, 2019)