Cal/OSHA to Expand Workplace Violence Regulations to a General Industry Standard

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) is seeking to expand its workplace violence regulations, which currently regulate healthcare facilities, to a general industry standard, which would affect employers in all industries. Cal/OSHA is seeking input on a revised discussion draft for workplace violence prevention in general industry, and interested parties are invited to submit written comments to Senior Safety Engineer Kevin Graulich at by November 30, 2018.

Cal/OSHA’s Workplace Violence in General Industry webpage has more information on the expansion of the workplace violence regulations.

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