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Workplace Violence in Health Care Focus of OSHA Request

Oct. 31, 2016, 3:14 PM

Protecting health-care workers from workplace violence is the focus of a draft request for information that OSHA delivered to the White House for review.

The draft request was submitted Oct. 28 to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), according to the White House agency.

If OIRA approves the request for information, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is expected to move forward with asking the public, employers, government officials and others for advice on what the proposed rule (RIN:1218-AD08) should cover and how it should be implemented.

Health-care worker representatives for several years have called ...