This teleconnect will focus on the first ever mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention indicator for hospital QIPs. This new indicator is the result of Recommendation #19 from the Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare Leadership Table (Leadership Table) report, which aims to ensure that workplace violence prevention becomes part of the quality improvement culture in hospitals. QIPs are submitted annually to Health Quality Ontario and are a public commitment that hospitals make to improving care – they are publicly posted and require board sign-off and regular oversight. Hospitals are also being encouraged this year to move beyond their required consultations with their Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) to actually including JHSCs in the development of the workplace violence prevention activities within the QIP.
This teleconnect will be of particular interest to ONA’s Hospital Bargaining Unit Health and Safety Representatives, Bargaining Unit Presidents, Local Coordinators and JHSC members. Leaders and JHSC ONA representatives in other sectors will also find this teleconnect useful because your employers may also submit QIPs to Health Quality Ontario. (While this new indicator on workplace violence is not mandatory in the QIPs of long-term care homes, home care organizations and interprofessional primary care organizations, many of these organizations may decide to integrate workplace violence into their QIPs.)
Materials and audio from this teleconnect are confidential in nature and can be accessed on the executive side of the ONA website.