September 20, 2021
NIOSH Seeks Enforceable OSHA Violence Prevention Rule For Healthcare
NIOSH is seeking an enforceable OSHA standard requiring healthcare employers to craft policies for preventing workplace violence that include thresholds for reporting violent incidents, staff-to-patient ratios, and a hierarchy of controls approach to preventing violence, though progress on such a rule under the Trump administration is uncertain. In March 23 comments to OSHA , NIOSH calls for an “effective and enforceable” standard that incorporates OSHA's existing violence prevention guidelines and requires documentation and reporting of prevention steps and employee involvement...
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