Workplace Violence                   

The health care community is experiencing workplace violence at alarming rates, pushing efforts to provide a safe and secure place for patients, visitors and staff members. Attention is shifting from acute areas like the Emergency Department to campus wide prevention, response and recovery strategies.

The Florida Hospital Association, joined by the Florida College of Emergency Physicians, the Florida Emergency Nurses Association, the Florida Nurse Association and the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services formed the Workplace Violence Task Force (WPVTF) in November 2011 to address workplace violence across Florida's health care community.

The purpose of the Task Force is to help make Florida's hospitals and health system safer for the community and employees by reducing the incidence of workplace violence.