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? NEW CONTENT  
Template: CEO Email ​Letter to Staff
CEO In​ternal Talking Points
Right Direction for Me: Employer Mental Health Start-up Kit ​​


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

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


Order print items direct from our online store, such as banners and posters, or download posters to print in-house.

*Please do not modify images except to add your organization's logo.  IHA restricts the use of these materials to its members only.

Download po​sters​
Online print store -  *NOW OPEN*​


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

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




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


Read current legislative initiatives concerning hospital workplace violence.