CHA News Article

Federal OSHA Offers Tools to Address Health Care Workplace Violence

Today, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new web page developed to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools to address workplace violence in health care settings. The site includes real-life examples from health care organizations that have incorporated successful workplace violence prevention programs.

The tool may be useful for California hospitals and health systems as they begin to prepare for Cal/OSHA health care workplace violence prevention regulations, expected to go into effect in October 2016. CHA is drafting a comment letter, to be distributed later this week, on the proposed regulations. For more information about the proposed rulemaking, visit CHA’s health care workplace violence prevention web page.