Health care workers face high rates of workplace violence, a critical issue reaching epidemic proportions. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) aims to hold health care and social service employers accountable for developing and implementing a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.
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Hello ____, my name is ____ and I live in _______, which you represent. I’m calling to urge you to support H.R. 1309, The Federal Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention Act. Healthcare workers too frequently experience dangerous workplace violence incidents and this bill will help to change that and make health care facilities safer for everyone, including nurses, patients and family members.