Workplace Violence Prevention

April is Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness Month

How much do you know about Workplace Violence?

Welcome to the month of April, Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness Month! This month, we’d like to share a video about Workplace Violence that discusses the history and good information regarding the topic. UC Davis Health is setting the trend in Workplace Violence with all the tools and resources we have to offer.  In addition to the video, we will be making rounds at the hospital and our local clinics to share more information about our team and solicit feedback regarding our program. We want to make it the best of the best! 

Principles of Community Week-WPVP

Did you see us at Principles of Community Week?

The Workplace Violence Prevention team was able to celebrate the Principles of Community week through two events, the Kickoff tabling event as well as the PCC Unity and Resource Fair.  Alongside several other ERG’s, we reached over 400 employees over the course of these two events and provided them with additional information about the resources our team offers including counseling services and training. 

Workplace Violence Prevention Statistics

How much do you know about Workplace Violence?

Happy February!

For this month, we have created a PDF to share Workplace Violence statistics that may surprise you. 

Click here to view: Safety Tips PDF

Workplace Violence Prevention Program

Safety Tips and Tricks Video

Make Sure Your Nonverbal Communication is Sending the Right Message

Welcome to 2024!

This year, we will be trying new formats of sharing Safety Tips.  Our first set of tips for 2024 is a two-minute video and can be found here at this link:

If you are being followed, here are some tips to keep you safe.

If you are being followed, here are some tips to keep you safe. 

It is now December, and it has started to get darker earlier.  Because of this, you must be more aware of your surroundings.  If you are walking by yourself, make sure to eliminate any distractions so that you make it to your final destination with no safety concerns.  However, if you happen to notice that you are being followed, here are some things you should do. 

Showing empathy during a crisis can help to de-escalate the situation.

Showing empathy during a crisis can help to de-escalate the situation.

When a person comes to the hospital, it is usually because they are experiencing physical pain, or they are there in support of a loved one who is experiencing pain or illness.  Because we do not know everything about a person, we may not know what triggers them.   

Acknowledging your emotions is important during a crisis.

Acknowledging your emotions is important during a crisis.

When dealing with a person in crisis, they may say things that are offensive or hurtful.  It is important to practice rational detachment so that what they say does not cause us to escalate and show heightened emotions. We may feel upset or angry during these situations, but by acknowledging your emotions, you can gain a better understanding of what you’re experiencing and prevent them from overwhelming you. If necessary, feel free to walk away for a few minutes to regain your composure.  (crisisprevention.com)