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Legislative Pushes to Protect Health Care Workers Against Violence


Posted on February 12, 2020 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

States and the federal government are currently expanding laws intended to protect health care workers against workplace violence or raise the penalties for causing harm to health care workers. Workplace Violence Workers in health care settings often face the risk of workplace violence as a result of their interaction with patients and clients. While... READ MORE

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Updated: Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care and Social Service Workers


Posted on April 16, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Sam DeShazer

Last week, the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an updated version of its publication, “Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers” (the “Guidelines”). This technical assistance manual was first issued in 1996 and then revised in 2004. The Guidelines are identified by the... READ MORE

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Hospitals and Workplace Safety – OSHA’s New Website: Caring for Our Caregivers


Posted on January 16, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Stephen W. Lyman

Extensive Resource Materials Available The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)  launched a new educational online resource on January 15, 2014, which has extensive materials to help hospitals prevent worker injuries, assess workplace safety needs, enhance safe patient handling programs and implement safety and health management systems. The materials include fact... READ MORE

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Some Nursing Facilities Face OSHA Inspections Due to Excessive Employee Injuries


Posted on November 11, 2011 in Long-Term Care, Home Health & Hospice

Written by: Bufford, David W.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has included nursing facilities in their Site-Specific Targeting 2011 (“SST-11”) Plan for facilities with high rates of injuries and illnesses experienced by workers.  The SST-11 selects individual facilities for inspection identified through the 2010 Data Initiative survey.  OSHA will target facilities with specific Days Away, Restricted, or... READ MORE

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