Workplace Violence

MNA offers workplace violence programs available in all regions

04.15.2005

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
April 2005 Edition

By Chris Pontus, MS, RN, COHN-S
Associate Director, Health & Safety

Would you or your co-workers like MNA staff members to come to your facility or region with a program on workplace violence?
The Health and Safety Program at MNA currently has two different types of programs related to workplace violence, both of which can be facilitated on your site.

The first program offers 2.0 contact hours and is called Workplace Violence: Assessment, Prevention & Response. It features speakers, including a nurse who was injured or assaulted during an act of violence and representatives from both the county district attorney’s office and local police department. In addition, the MNA health & safety program staff introduces Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) guidelines for preventing workplace violence.

The second workplace violence educational program offered by MNA at your facility is a one-hour presentation called Recognizing and Reporting Workplace Violence. This program is also presented by Evie Bain with a greater focus on prevention and reporting aspects. OSHA is discussed in more depth as is the in-place reporting mechanism that should be followed after an incident. This program is offered as a stand alone presentation or can be combined with another educational presentation.

Massachusetts Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information on these and other educational programs offered through MNA contact Chris Pontus at 781.830.5754 or e-mail cpontus@mnarn.org.