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U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District, recently introduced legislation aimed at reducing increasing rates of on-the-job violence experienced by health care and social service workers.
The “Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act” directs the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to establish a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement a workplace violence prevention plan to protect employees from violent incidents.
A bill that would compel the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard requiring health care and social service employers to write and implement workplace violence prevention plans was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday.
Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., introduced H.R. 7141 — the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care and Social Services Act — in response to increasing rates of workplace violence against health care professionals, according to a statement issued on Friday.
A group of House Democrats introduced a bill on Friday to help protect millions of nurses and other health care workers from the high rates of violence they experience on the job.