Workplace Violence is defined as behavior perceived as threatening or intimidating and includes verbal or physical attacks, verbal or physical intimidation, harassment threats (veiled or directed), or any other form of violence. There are several types of workplace violence that have the possibility of occurring:
Anyone working in a hospital may become a victim of violence; however the following employees may be at the highest risk: direct care providers, emergency response personnel, and security officers.
You should evaluate each situation upon entering a room or while beginning to relate to a patient or visitor. The following are helpful tips to help prevent workplace violence:
If you are involved in a personal situation which may impact you in the work setting, advise Security. Anyone who believes they are a victim of Workplace Violence, or witness an act of Workplace Violence, should notify any of the following: their Supervisor, Security, Human Resources, Service Chief, Chief Medical Officer, or any member of management or administration
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will not tolerate any form of retaliation against employees or faculty who report workplace violence or who cooperate in an investigation
For more information regarding Workplace Violence, refer to the Hospital Policy.
Phone: 212-312-5110 - external calls
Phone: ext. 3333 - internal calls
Phone: 914-682-9100, ext. 2424