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Joint Commission’s Worksite Analysis for Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare – A new Best Practice?

In business school, one of my professors presented us with his theory of program analysis and management. He stated, “I can’t measure something I can’t count, I can’t evaluate something I can’t measure.” This became our mantra. After graduation, in my professional life, the reality of the business world collided with those neat and clean …

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Multidisciplinary Teams – The Foundation of Effective Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

A well-organized and well-trained multidisciplinary team is the key element to a successful workplace violence prevention program. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recently updated the standard for Workplace Violence and Active Assailant Prevention, Intervention, and Response WPVI-2020 which identifies the operation of a multidisciplinary threat management team as a best practice. The challenge in …

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High-Risk Terminations: How to Avoid the Worst-Case Scenario

On October 21, 2021, Max Hoskinson, 61, was fired from his job at the Agrex grain elevator in Superior, Nebraska. Several hours after his termination, Hoskinson returned to the job site with a handgun and shot three former co-workers, killing two. A third employee returned fire after retrieving a shotgun from a nearby office. Hoskinson …

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