Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence



Workplace Violence (WPV) in the healthcare sector has grown in prominence following the COVID-19 pandemic and is now acknowledged as a significant hazard for healthcare workers. Incidents of attacks and harassment have reached a critical level for many healthcare professionals across the United States. The New Jersey Healthcare Coalition Emergency Management Support Team's primary objective in establishing the Workplace Violence Committee is to create a unified platform that brings together key stakeholders in the healthcare industry. This platform aims to foster collaboration, share resources and innovative ideas, and offer comprehensive training programs to healthcare professionals throughout the state of New Jersey.


Statewide Workplace Violence Committee

The committee is comprised of experts in the field from several different member types of healthcare stakeholders throughout the state of New Jersey. The committee meets bi-monthly to identify, discuss and prioritize Workplace Violence Prevention. The WPV Committee serves a dual purpose. Firstly, it functions as a valuable resource for committee members, offering essential tools, support, and knowledge to address workplace violence effectively. Secondly, it acts as a channel for open and transparent communication among a diverse range of stakeholders, including various member types and organizations. This transparency is crucial in combating the issue of workplace violence in the healthcare sector, ensuring that all relevant organizations are informed and engaged in finding solutions. By establishing a strong collaborative network and promoting transparency. The WPV Committee aims to drive meaningful change in how healthcare organizations and workers address and prevent workplace violence, ultimately creating a safer and more secure environment for healthcare professionals in New Jersey.


Upcoming Meetings

 Tuesday, June 4 | 11am (via Microsoft Teams)
  • Workplace Violence Prevention programs Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have in place
  • Challenges that have been faced by the FQHC and EMS agencies as it related to workplace violence
  • Practices the FQHC and EMS agencies have implemented to combat workplace violence (training and education)

If the topics identified above interest you or your organization and you would like to become a member of the New Jersey Statewide Workplace Violence Committee, please navigate to Become a Statewide WPV Committee Member at the bottom of this page.



CPI: Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI Training)

IAHSS: Community Calendar - International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (

WELLE: Welle Training

ALICE: Virtual Active Threat Response Training | ALICE Training

ALICE Training Portal: Earn Individual Certification Through ALICE Training Online | ALICE Training

Run, Hide, Fight: National Domestic Preparedness Consortium

WPV Webinars: International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (



Legislation – Healthcare Heroes Act Link:

Requirements from Joint Commission: wpvp-r3_20210618.pdf (

Federal Laws: H.R.1309 - Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

FEMA Workshop-Hospital Response: Hospital Emergency Response Training for Mass Casualty Incidents


Contact the WPV Support Team

Please fill out the online form for questions, topic ideas, and/or information specific to WPV.


Become a Statewide WPV Committee Member

If you are interested in joining the New Jersey Statewide Workplace Violence Committee, please take the time to fill out the contact information in the online form

Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at