With the specters of high patient-acuity, cognitive decline and polypharmacy looming in long-term care, there is high staff risk for potential altercations with residents or violent episodes against other employees. However, organizations without an intervention plan and policy for such scenarios risk Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties and, more importantly, danger for residents and employees.
In addition to this, domestic violence situations are on the rise and have resulted in active shooter situations on provider campuses, including the shooting of a skilled nursing worker in the parking lot of a New York skilled nursing facility and a nurse who was killed by her husband outside of a skilled nursing facility in Ohio. These incidents require a thorough response plan to effectively protect employees and prevent further incident.
In the wake of OSHA’s Safe and Sound Week, June 12 – 18, join the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care (IASC) and Steve Wilder – national OSHA expert, workplace safety guru, and IASC blogger – as he explores detailed contingency plans for resident violence, employee violence, active shooter response plans, and facility lockdown response plans.
- Identify effective strategies to face workplace violence and active shooter scenarios at long-term care organizations
- Interpret how workplace violence and active shooter scenarios are identified within OSHA guidelines 3148, and the risks they present from an auditory perspective
- Recommend plans and considerations for active shooter scenarios, including ingress, egress, and internal lockdowns
About the Speaker
Steven S. Wilder
President and COO
Sorensen, Wilder & Associates
Steve Wilder has spent the past 30 years in safety, security, and risk management. He has provided consultation services to hundreds of clients, including government, education, manufacturing, retailing, healthcare, and industry.
In his corporate career, Steve served as Director of Risk Management, Director of Safety and Facility Management, and as Corporate Director of Safety and Security. He is also a safety blogger for I Advance Senior Care magazine.
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*This program is pending approval by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards. For additional information, contact NAB at 1444 I St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-2210, (202)712-9040, or http://www.nabweb.org*