A safe practice environment, free from violence and occupational injury, is imperative to the delivery of care. Frontline healthcare staff face many occupational hazards. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, two of the leading causes of healthcare worker injuries are manual patient lifting and workplace violence.
Nevada Hospitals are committed to a culture of safety and support an environment intolerant of workplace violence. The Nevada Hospital Association (NHA) has developed tools and resources to mitigate the substantial impact work-related injuries and workplace violence have on both the workers themselves and employers.