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OSHA considers workplace violence standard for healthcare industry

from Security Info Watch

On Dec. 7, 2016, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a request for information in support of a new standard on workplace violence in the healthcare and social assistance settings. Currently, the agency does not have a specific standard that regulates how employers must protect employees from workplace violence. Rather, OSHA currently addresses workplace violence hazards through the general duty clause, under which the agency requires employers to take affirmative steps to protect their employees from "recognized hazards." more

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