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Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine (VIDEO CLIP) "CODE WHITE" - Feb 2009

"Incidents of violence occurring in the workplace are very high in the health care sector, many of them go unreported, and very few even turn fatal. In this eye opening COS special report, workers tell their own story of the violence and abuse they endure at their workplace on a daily basis. Is it part of the job?" ...

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Staff Safety in Hospitals: Valuable Lessons in Preventing Workplace Violence

By putting one hospital under a public microscope it became apparent that staff safety is a huge issue in hospitals and this often goes unmentioned in the media. Nurses not only face fatal injuries from violence and acquired diseases such as SARS but also, on a daily basis, they face non-fatal injuries from the violence perpetrated by patients and their families. Furthermore, they experience a multitude of other compensable injuries relating to their work." ...

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