Preventing Workplace Violence in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 75 percent of nearly 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually occurred in health care and social service settings. And, workers in health care settings are four times more likely to be victimized than workers in private industry.
“Workplace violence” means any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the work site. Join Mark Reed, Director of Support Services at Martin Luther King Jr Community Hospital for this important webinar to help you understand the impacts of workplace violence, how to better train and equip your staff, and what you can do to improve safety and security at your facilities.
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Time: 11am PT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Mark Reed, CHPA
Director of Support Services
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
Mark Reed, CHPA, is currently the Director of Support Services at MLK Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, CA overseeing Security, Safety, Emergency Management, PBX, Parking, and numerous programs. He previously was the Security Manager at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Mark spent 15 years working in Law Enforcement at various Federal, State, and local correctional facilities. Mark was also Honorably Discharged after serving 8 years in the United States Army.
Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Mark is also certified in Homeland Security from Arizona State University and a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator through the International Association Healthcare Security & Safety. He is a volunteer leader with ASIS and has held various leadership positions for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter. Mark is currently the Chair of the LA/OC Chapter of IAHSS, serves on the IAHSS Foundation Board, IAHSSF Research Committee, and is a member of the IAHSS Guidelines Committee. Mark was recognized by Campus Safety Magazine as the 2019 Director of the Year and 2020 Security Magazine’s Most Influential. Under Mark’s leadership, the MLKCH Public Safety team was recognized as the 2019 Outstanding Security Team at the OSPAs presented by ASIS and received the 2020 Lindberg Bell Award presented by IAHSS. He also chairs the Hospital Association of Southern California’s Security and Safety Committee.