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Workplace Violence Prevention For Healthcare And Social Service Workers Act

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April 16, 2021 Press Release
“Health care and social workers have been waiting for years, long before COVID, to have their safety taken seriously while they’re working hard to ensure everyone else’s,” said Courtney.
March 24, 2021 Press Release
This past year, health care workers have received universal praise for the work they have done, in dangerous conditions, to care for our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 22, 2021 Press Release
"This is an extremely flexible and bipartisan proposal, and it’s driven by the very workers who are most at risk," said Courtney. "I’m grateful for the support of our bipartisan coalition, and especially for the support of nurses, doctors, EMTs, social service workers, and others who have helped us drive this bill farther and farther ahead."
November 21, 2019 Press Release
“Workplace assaults against nurses, health care professionals, and social service workers occur more often than in any other profession,” said Congressman Courtney.
October 28, 2019 Press Release
“Senator Wellstone was a giant in Congress, and an icon for any elected official who seeks office to promote justice and fairness for working families,” said Congressman Courtney. “He
June 11, 2019 Press Release
“The number of violent attacks against health care and social service workers, some of the very people we depend on most when we’re in need, is unconscionable,” said Congressman Courtney.
June 11, 2019 Press Release

Thank you, Chairman Scott for convening today’s mark up and Chairwoman Adams for taking urgent action on this issue in the Workforce Protections Subcommittee early in the 116th Congress.

This is a momentous step in a years-long process to address the serious problem of violence against the caregivers, medical professionals, and social workers who are enduring frightening rates of violent attacks while they are healing, caring for, and consoling patients all across America. 

February 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior Member of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation this week to curb rising rates of workplace violence facing health care and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants, and social workers. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) is co-sponsored by Congressman Robert C.

November 21, 2018 In The News

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.

November 19, 2018 In The News

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.

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