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Cherokee County emergency management officials discuss work-place violence

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Emergency management officials in southeast Kansas spent Tuesday discussing violence in work-places, specifically health care facilities.

Cherokee County law enforcement, EMT's, and some area school officials were in attendance.

Tuesday's focus was on risks and prevention, and how to recognize warning signs.

"Workplace violence has been around as long as civilization but recently we've seen violence happen in places we didn't think it was possible before," says presenter Matt Shaw.  "There's a lot of data out there to support that workplace violence is a growing epidemic in healthcare and we need to take initial steps to help that not continue."

Tuesday's event was put on by the Kansas Hospital Association.
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