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What might Congress expect of OSHA's workplace violence standard?

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July 29, 2021

by A.J. Plunkett (aplunkett@decisionhealth.com)

While bills to combat workplace violence in healthcare have been filed and died in Congress before, the latest bill has passed the House and was referred to the Senate in April. It calls for OSHA to implement a workplace violence prevention standard, which the agency is already working on.

Here are the requirements set out in HR 1195: Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act:

SEC. 103. REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION STANDARD

Each standard described in section 101 shall include, at a minimum, the following requirements:

While bills to combat workplace violence in healthcare have been filed and died in Congress before, the latest bill has passed the House and was referred to the Senate in April. It calls for OSHA to implement a workplace violence prevention standard, which the agency is already working on.



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