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Guidelines for Social Work Safety in the Workplace

NASW is developing a task force for the revision of the 2013 Guidelines for Social Work Safety in the Workplace. The guidelines were created to establish safety measures and protocols for social workers within the workplace. Social workers utilize these guidelines as a resource to help create, develop, and assist communities, private and public agencies, local, state, and federal policymakers to create a safe working environment in areas where social workers are employed.

We encourage social workers to apply who have a minimum of five years of experience in work settings that include schools, private practice, child welfare, nursing homes, hospitals and any other setting that may pose a safety risk to social workers. The process requires a commitment of at least 12 months and meetings will be held virtually. If you would like to be considered a task force member of the Guidelines for Social Work Safety in the Workplace, please email your resume to no later than May 1, 2023. You must be a NASW member to participate.