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Workplace Violence for Healthcare

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA.


We Offer One Type of Workplace Violence for Healthcare Safety Training

Our regulation-aligned Workplace Violence for Healthcare certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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What’s in the Workplace Violence for Healthcare Training Course?

Our medical workplace violence training course is built to OSHA Requirements, and our online course fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • Employee Impact
    • Physical Trauma
    • Psychological Trauma
  • Employer Impact
    • Staffing Issues
  • Types of Violence
  • Patient/client Violence
    • Risk Factors
    • Prevention
  • Worker-On-Worker Violence
    • Risk Factors
    • Prevention
  • Burnout
    • Risk Factors
    • Stages of Burnout
    • Prevention
    • Caring for Yourself
    • Caring for Others
    • Depression & Compassion Fatigue
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Program
    • Management Commitment
    • Worksite Analysis
    • Prevention & Control
    • Safety & Health Training
    • Record Keeping and Program Evaluation

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Course Goals:


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Workplace Violence for Healthcare Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • R3 Report
  • OSH Act of 1970 Section 5(a)(1)
  • Canada Standards

  • Canada Labour Code Part II – Violence or Harassment Legislation
  • OSH Act of 1970 Section 5(a)(1)

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Workplace Violence for Healthcare Safety Training?

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have a specific standard for medical workplace violence training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    Because of this requirement, you Employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with medical workplace violence. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Workplace Violence for Healthcare

    Did You Know?

    20 percent of registered nurses and nursing students report being physically assaulted and over 50 percent verbally abused in a 12-month period. (American Nurses Association Health Risk Appraisal)

    On average, 80 percent of serious violent incidents reported were caused by patients or clients. Other incidents were caused by visitors, co-workers, or other people. (American Nurses Association Health Risk Appraisal)


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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What are the types of violence in healthcare?

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    Criminal Intent: Violence that is performed by a criminal that is unknown to the business or employee. It is usually the result of a crime, such as a robbery.

    Patient/Client: Violence that involves physical or verbal assault by patients, their family, or visitors.

    Worker-On-Worker: Violence that is by one employee to another employee. This type of violence is also known as lateral violence. This type of violence can be physical assault but is most often non-physical violence such as bullying, harassment, or discrimination.

    Personal Relationship: Violence that occurs because of relationships outside of work.

    What is the most common type of violence in healthcare?

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    Patient/client violence is the most common type of violence in healthcare settings.

    What might indicate that a healthcare facility has a high rate of violence?

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    High turnover rates among staff and other staffing issues are red flags that a healthcare facility needs to be doing more to prevent workplace violence.

    How does training help to reduce the number of violent incidents?

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    Training teaches employees to spot potential risks and how to eliminate those risks. It also teaches the policies and procedures in the workplace violence prevention program that are the most effective in preventing workplace violence.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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