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November 13, 2023   

Update on Potential OSHA Workplace Violence Standard for Health Care

This Bulletin is brought to you by AHLA’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
  • November 13, 2023
  • John D. Surma , Ogletree Deakins
  • Wayne E. Pinkstone , Ogletree Deakins

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has identified violence in health care settings as a significant occupational risk, and a new workplace violence standard for the health care industry could be on the horizon. If it acts to create a workplace violence standard for health care, federal OSHA will not be the first regulator to implement regulation concerning this workplace hazard. California OSHA has already adopted such a standard and Texas has developed, in Senate Bill 240, a law that will require health care providers to create workplace violence prevention programs.      


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