Workplace Safety & Health


Safe & Sound Campaign

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​The Indiana Hospital Association is increasing efforts and putting resources towards developing and creating the Safe and Sound workplace safety initiative. This comprehensive violence prevention program, which encompasses efforts from all departments within IHA, aims to:

  • Increase public understanding of the problem of workplace safety and violence.
  • ​Improve data collection and analysis of workplace safety perceptions and events to assess and mitigate risk.
  • Gain legislative traction to support health care worker safety.
  • Provide training opportunities for hospital staff.  
  • Build a culture of nonviolence within the health care workplace. ​​

Anticipated future activities include:

  • Improving safety event reporting and tracking.
  • Building peer-to-peer support infrastructure.
  • Situational monitoring and awareness training.

​​If you have questions or need assistance with any pieces of the Safe and Sound Toolkit, please contact Laurie Gerdt, Quality and Patient Safety Advisor and Safe and Sound project lead, or Casey Hutchens, Patient Safety Project Coordinator.



​Safe & Sound Communication Toolkit

Please find the assets below and use them ​​to support your hospital by sharing this workplace safety initiative.​ These free tools were designed especially for hospitals, medical centers, and others who serve and support health care needs of the public. Use these tools to enhance your internal and external communication efforts to promote safety in the hospital workplace.


Use these documents for internal communications only. Feel free to copy/paste.

Hospital​ Leader: Did You Know?   
Template: CEO Email ​Letter to Staff
CEO In​ternal Talking Points
CEO Code of Conduct Communication Letter  NEW CONTENT​
United Code of Conduct Principles  NEW CONTENT​
Right Direction for Me: Employer Mental Health Start-up Kit
Staff STOP Infographic  NEW CONTENT
Be Well Crisis Helpline Healthcare FlyeNEW CONTENT
Psychological PP​E Infographic  NEW CONTENT​
​​Professional Quality of Life Scale (PROQOL) NEW CONTENT​
​​Watch How to Create a Psychologically Safe Culture and Team - Video Below  NEW CONTENT​





​​Utilize social media to promote the Safe & Sound messaging with the public and reinforce messages with staff.​​

Download social media images & additional assets ​NEW CONTENT
View and download social media​​ messaging NEW CONTENT


Order or download posters and banners to print.

*Please do not modify images except to add your organization's logo.  IHA restricts the use of these materials to its members only. The online print store is now closed.

Download po​sters​
Online webstore - now open for June only!


View and download additional resources to help educate and train your hospital team.

Staff Resources Document ​​​
Science-Based Strategies to Promote Clinician Well-Being and Patient Safety​ Infographic  
The Midwest Chapter of ACHE Podcast: Achieving a Culture of Zero Violence in Healthcare, through Trust, Training & Technology with Brian Uridge    
"Take a Stand" Safe & Sound Infographic​ Poster
​Resources for Improving Clinician Well-Being - National Academy of Medicine  NEW CONTENT​




Watch recordings of the quarterly webinar series below to learn more.

 Volume 1: Hospitals Against Violence - Framework for Hospital & Health System Leadership, Rec date: ​ April 27, 2023 
Volume 2: Hospitals Against Violence - Hospital Security Best Practice & Strategies, Rec date: July 13, 2023
Volume 3: Hospitals Against Violence - The Impact of Peer Response Team Interventions on the Health  Care Workforce, Rec date: Oct. 19, 2023 NEW CONTENT​​​​


Read current legislative initiatives concerning hospital workplace violence.