Healthcare Workplace Violence Bill
"Violence against healthcare workers is more common than we realize. Legislation is in the works to advocate for employees working in these situations. In an EHS Daily Advisor article, author Guy Burdick explains, "A bill mandating a federal workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare and social services passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309), would require OSHA to establish an interim standard within one year, a proposed standard within two years, and a final standard within four years. The standard called for in the bill would require employers to establish comprehensive workplace violence prevention plans to protect healthcare and social services workers."
For more details about this bill and the workers it will protect, you can check out the full article, here: https://ehsdailyadvisor.blr.com/2019/12/house-passes-healthcare-workplace-violence-bill/ "
(Shared from VPPPA's On the Level Newsletter.)