Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2017, 11:24 PM

OSHA Considers Federal Violence Prevention Standard

Rhonda Smith

OSHA officials are scheduled Jan. 10 to hear testimony from nurses and others who want the agency to adopt a federal rule to curb violence in health-care and similar settings.

Employers’ current policies often fail to fully protect employees who have the most contact with distressed patients and clients needing other types of assistance, union leaders at National Nurses United and the AFL-CIO told Bloomberg BNA.

“We know that health-care and social service workers are at the greatest risk of workplace violence injuries,” Rebecca Reindel, senior safety and health specialist at the AFL-CIO, told Bloomberg BNA Jan. 9. She cited ...