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Workplace Violence Plagues Healthcare Workers

Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are places of mental and physical healing and pain relief. Yet, they are often sites of danger to staff, most often to frontline staff, such as nurses, aides, and receptionists.

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General Industry Violence Standard to Be Proposed in California

Moving out ahead of federal OSHA, California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is developing a general industry workplace violence prevention standard. In 2017, California became the first state to require all healthcare facilities to implement protective measures for workers who may be exposed to violence.

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OSHA’s Take on Preventing Workplace Violence

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has no standard or regulation specifically addressing workplace violence, but employers’ responsibility to address violence is covered under the General Duty Clause of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. And that means employers need to be ready for the agency’s inspection and enforcement efforts.