Proposal aims to reduce workplace violence at hospitals

A majority of health care workers in Wisconsin believe their safety is at risk because of workplace violence.

The Wisconsin Nurses Association says 65% of registered nurses have experienced or witnessed workplace violence according to their latest study conducted in 2017. A majority of those surveyed said 52% of incidents were verbal assault, 34% reported physical assault and 13% reported sexual assault. 

"I think that number is low, it happens every day," said Megan LeClair-Netzel, Secretary of the Wisconsin Nurses Association. 

“We hear about nurses who have experienced significant injuries, including a nurse who was hit in the head by a patient with a light and has since been unable to return to work for over four years," she added.

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