Workplace Violence Prevention

Working to Protect Our Employees, Patients, and Guests

Carson Tahoe Health is committed to providing a workplace that is free from acts or threats of violence. In keeping with this commitment, the organization has established a “zero tolerance” policy for actual or threatened violence against co-workers, patients, visitors or any other persons who are either on our premises or have contact with caregivers in the course of their duties. Security and safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility. It is therefore essential to recognize and address violence in any form.

"Violence" in the workplace includes:

  • Bullying or intimidation
  • Damaging property or other forms of vandalism
  • Physical acts of violence, including striking, scratching, grabbing, or spitting
  • Sexual harassment or assault
  • Stalking
  • Threats of violence, including verbal, written, or phone interactions
  • Verbal abuse, including yelling, swearing or name calling

These behaviors will not be tolerated, regardless of who is committing these acts, whether patients, visitors, or Carson Tahoe Health caregivers. Visitors will be removed from the premises if they engage in acts or threats of violence at Carson Tahoe Health (OSHA 3148-04R 2015).

To Help:

Be aware. Don't ignore behavior you personally experience or witness. Please report the issue to another staff member, who can help document and escalate the issue, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Thank you for being considerate of our caregivers and helping to make Carson Tahoe Health safe for caregivers, patients, and visitors.