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Using technology to reduce violence against hospital workers

October 4, 2017

Security systems integrators can assist healthcare organizations in developing functional standards across the entire campus to create a cohesive security program, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

A paper on how to create a program that meets the needs of campus stakeholders and addresses the overall goals of the organization  is available for download on the site.

Hospital workers experience the highest rate of workplace violence in the United States, according to statistics from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The paper describes what solutions are available to create a system that includes:

• Personal panic alarms

• Video documentation on a phone

• GPS information for a response team

• Warnings sent to the rest of the team

Read the article.



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