A worksite analysis involves a step-by-step, commonsense look at the workplace to find existing or potential hazards for workplace violence. This entails reviewing specific procedures or operations that contribute to hazards and specific areas where hazards may develop. A threat assessment team, patient assault team, similar task force, or coordinator may assess the vulnerability to workplace violence and determine the appropriate preventive actions to be taken. This group may also be responsible for implementing the workplace violence prevention program. The team should include representatives from senior management, direct care nursing staff, operations, employee assistance, security, occupational safety and health, legal and human resources staff.
The recommended program for worksite analysis includes, but is not limited to:
- Records analysis and tracking;
- Screening surveys; and
- Workplace security analysis (OSHA, 2016).