Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2022, 5:47 PMUpdated: May 4, 2022, 7:40 PM

Baldwin Eyes Fast Track for Health-Care Workplace Violence Bill (1)

Allie Reed
Allie Reed

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) called on senators Wednesday to fast-track a bill preventing violence in the health-care workplace.

The House passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1195) in April 2021. The measure would require the Labor Department to issue a standard for health-care employers to develop workplace violence-prevention plans.

“The violence against our health-care workers was already a pervasive issue even before the pandemic,” Baldwin said. Health-care workers are at a significantly higher risk of being hit, kicked, or beaten than workers in other industries, according to a study from ...