Document Category: Worker Safety

Worker Safety Literature Review

This report is designed to review protocols and procedures for ensuring workplace safety in health and human service agencies. The research included in this report consists of information from worker safety trainings and published worker safety guidelines with a few noted worker safety studies. The research will discuss tips for maintaining safety in an office …

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Public Child Welfare Workers’ Safety Experiences: Predictors and Impact on Job Withdrawal Using Mixed-Methods Approach

This paper describes a qualitative study to understand both child welfare workers’ safety experiences during their home visits, and the individual and organizational factors that influence their safety concerns. The specific research objectives were to (1) understand child welfare workers’ workplace violence experiences, (2) examine predictors of safety concerns, and (3) examine a relationship between …

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NASW Guidelines for Social Worker Safety

These guidelines address safety within the context of social work practice and aim to inform social workers, policymakers, employers, and the public about the importance of social worker safety in agency and field work; provide a basis for the development of social work undergraduate, graduate, and field placement practice and agency in-service programs, continuing education …

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Home Visitor Safety: General Safety Guidelines – PPT (OK)

This presentation aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in homes and community, potentially unsafe environments, and strategies to ensure personal safety as well as safety of co-workers and families being served. This presentation is also accompanied by a video.

Social Worker Safety

This webpage provides resources from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and other relevant links to materials on Social Worker Safety.

Home Visitor Safety: General Safety Guidelines – video (OK)

This video aims to teach participants to identify and understand the importance of maintaining a safe environment for working in homes and community, potentially unsafe environments, and strategies to ensure personal safety as well as safety of co-workers and families being served. The training is best followed with the PowerPoint that accompanies the video. 

Staying Safe on the Job in Child Welfare

This brief provides new resources and explores topics such as guns in the home, safety around dogs, universal precautions, and creating safe, trauma-informed child welfare agencies.

Personal Safety for Social Workers

This video focuses on personal safety issues that social workers face on a regular basis including how to deal with and exit potentially violent situations, safety planning in the office, safety planning for home visits, and practical self-defense. If it does play for you within the page above plase use this link for access – https://vimeo.com/94175673