Bill to protect health care, social services workers from violence advances out of House committee | 2019-06-12 | Safety+Health Magazine

Washington — Legislation that would direct OSHA to issue a standard requiring employers in health care and social services industries to develop and implement workplace violence prevention plans was voted out of the House Education and Labor Committee on June 11, and now advances to the full House. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Workers Act (H.R. 1309) seeks an enforceable federal standard to disrupt the growing level of violence against nurses, physicians, social workers, emergency responders and other caregivers, bill . . .

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