Workplace Aggression

Best Practices to Prevent, Identify, and Safely Mitigate Aggressive Behavior and Violence

Friday, June 7, 2019 from 9 AM - 4 PM
Wilsonville Holiday Inn, Wilsonville, OR
25425 SW 95th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Oregon Healthy Workforce Center; Co-sponsor: Continuing Education Program, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington

Targeted industries:

Health care, Long term care, Social services, Schools, Isolated and field workers, all organizations addressing violence and aggression at work.

Course description:

This course will focus on the general principles to prevent, identify, mitigate, and manage violence, aggression, and bullying in the workplace. The intent is to discuss job and industry risk factors of workplace aggression, and to provide guidance for workplaces. Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to identify the risk factors associated with workplace aggression and learn about available resources supportive of safe practices. Although all industries and job types will benefit from the information provided in this symposium, case studies and examples will directly apply to health care, long term care, social services, education and schools, and isolated workers.

Who Should Attend:

Safety, health, HR, well-being professionals; worker compensation program directors and advocates, workplace violence committee members, workplace violence coordinators, security personnel, business representatives and owners, labor, researchers, regulators 

Tentative Agenda

8:30- 9:00 AM Registration and refreshments

9:00- 9:10 AM Welcome: David Hurtado, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU

9:10- 10:00 AM Keynote: Preventing Workplace Violence - What have we learned so far?
Lynda Enos, RN, BSN, MS, COHN S, CPE, Ergonomist/Human Factors Specialist, HumanFit

10:00-10:15 AM Break

10:15-11:00 AM Violence in the Workplace and Threat Prevention Training and Programs
Stan Thomas, Administrator, Occupational Health, Safety and Emergency Services Program, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Healthy Authority

11:00-11:45 PM (Working title) Disrupted Learning and Staff Needs: Where do we go from here?
Leah Starkovich, Professional Practice Organizer, Oregon Education Association

11:45-12:05 "We've Got Your Back: Lessons learned on policies and procedures for field service workers, Jamal AbuSneineh, MS, Manager, Environmental Health & Safety, Comcast

12:05 - 1:05 PM Lunch (provided) & networking

 1:05 - 1:50 PM (Working title) Workplace Culture and Preventing Violence
Dave Christy, MFT, LMFT, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Trainer, Cascade Centers

 1:50-2:05 PM Break

 2:05 Case Studies and Lessons Learned: 15-20 minutes each

  1. Lynda Enos, Oregon Workplace Safety Initiative Workplace Violence in Healthcare: A Toolkit for Prevention and Management
  2. Introduction to Tip Sheet for Preventing Injuries from Student Behavior (Labor Occupational Health Program, University of California, Berkeley), Presenter TBA
  3. Kent Anger, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Violence Prevention Interventions for Office-based and Home Care Workers.
3:15 Final Thoughts, Recommendations and Q&A
Presenters and Attendees, Facilitated by David Hurtado

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Oregon government (state, county, city); Employees and students academic institutions; Non-profit organizations, small employers, labor unions: $30

Large Employers: $60

Webinar: $20

(Cost includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments. No parking charges at this location.)