Workplace Violence Prevention

Submitted by ADonahue on March 14, 2021

Violence against nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and other health care facilities is a growing epidemic across the United States. Nurses report being punched, kicked, bitten, beaten, choked, and assaulted on the job and some have faced stabbings and shootings. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195) would mandate OSHA to promulgate a standard that would require all covered employers to develop and implement prevention plans to reduce workplace violence incidents.

 

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