VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE WORKERS: THE RISING PROBLEM AND HOW TO HELP PREVENT IT.

Workplace violence is a serious problem that doesn’t seem to be slowing down. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as “violent acts, including physical assaults and threats of assault, directed toward persons at work or on duty.”  This includes abusive behavior toward authority, intimidating or harassing behavior, and verbal threats.