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NIOSH Seeks Enforceable OSHA Violence Prevention Rule For Healthcare

March 28, 2017 at 5:12 PM
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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