Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare: OSHA Public Meeting and Request for Information
Region II VPP Sites in the Healthcare Industry:
Please see the email chain below from the OSHA National Office regarding a Request for Information (RFI) that will be published in the Federal Register on preventing workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings.
(This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)
"As part of our efforts to keep OSHA’s state plan and cooperative program participants informed of OSHA’s activities, I wanted to let you know that today OSHA issued a Request for Information (RFI) on preventing workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings and announced a public stakeholder meeting (https://projects.erg.com/conferences/osha/register-osha-workplace-violence-meeting.html) on January 10, 2017 for interested parties. The RFI will be published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2016 to solicit more detailed information on topics such as effective strategies for reducing incidents of violence in various healthcare and social assistance settings. The stakeholder meeting is intended to supplement written comments by allowing workers to share their personal experiences with workplace violence. Additional sessions will focus on both challenges and success stories from businesses, workers, their representatives, and experts. For more information, see the OSHA news release (https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=33504).
Request for Information: This will be published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2016. Comments and materials may be submitted electronically to https://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or via mail, facsimile or hand delivery. The submission deadline is April 4, 2017. Check the OSHA website (https://www.osha.gov) for a link to the Federal Register Notice.
Public Meeting: January 10, 2017 from 9am to 5pm eastern at the Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building in Washington D.C. To register and for more information go to: https://projects.erg.com/conferences/osha/register-osha-workplace-violence-meeting.html .
Please share this with your stakeholders so they can share their experiences about workplace violence and prevention methods in these industries."