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Possible Cal/OSHA Regulation Regarding Workplace Violence For The General Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In 2014, the Cal/OSHA Division received a petition for a new workplace violence regulation for general industry. Petition 542, which was originally submitted on behalf of teachers, has been used as the basis for...more

Striking the Right Balance in Workplace Behavior and Privacy

by Burr & Forman on

Employers often struggle with the balance between effective employee management and oversight and respect for employee privacy in the workplace. Striking the right balance is a difficult task for employers seeking to uphold...more

Active Shooter Response - Developing an Effective Policy

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Unfortunately, workplace violence is becoming an ever increasing liability in the workplace. Despite the presence of workplace violence prevention programs intended to avoid this hazard entirely within...more

[Webinar] The Impact of Workplace Violence as it Relates to Employment Laws and OSHA - September 19th, 1:00pm ET

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Approximately 1 million workers experience violent acts at work annually. Violence in the workplace is a major concern for employers especially given the events that took place in 2016 in San Bernardino Inland Regional Center...more

OSHA and Workplace Violence: What Contractors Need to Know

Although most contractors go to great lengths to promote jobsite safety, the fatal injury rate in the construction industry – which employs almost 6.5 million people – still exceeds that of any other U.S. industry. The...more

Need OSHA Action On Ammonium Nitrate And Healthcare Workplace Violence, Government Monitor Urges

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Focus is needed on two safety and health priorities: healthcare workplace violence and high-risk facilities that handle hazardous substances such as ammonium nitrate, chief of the Government Accountability Office Gene L....more

Prevention Is Key (Er…Required): Will Your State Soon Mandate Workplace Violence Prevention Programs?

by Fisher Phillips on

It is no secret to hospital and other healthcare employees that their workplace is no longer a guaranteed safe zone. In fact, recent statistics released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate...more

OSHA And Workplace Violence

by Cozen O'Connor on

The workplace violence tragedy in Florida yesterday where a lone gunman killed five people and then himself at an Orlando awning factor is a sad reminder that workplace violence remains a serious issue for businesses. OSHA...more

OSHA Provides Enforcement Guidance on Workplace Violence Response

When does an incidence of workplace violence rise to the level of a federal case? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its guidance on just that issue. The OSH Act’s General Duty Clause...more

OSHA Updates its Enforcement Procedures Directive for Exposure to Workplace Violence

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has recently updated and published its enforcement procedures for occupational exposure to workplace violence. The procedures explain and lay out the elements of an OSHA General Duty Clause...more

Cal/OSHA’s Workplace Violence Rules for Health Care Take Effect April 2017

by Conn Maciel Carey LLP on

Effective April 1, 2017, a new California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (“Standards Board”) regulation at Title 8, Section 3342 requires certain employers in the health care industry to develop and implement...more

Workplace Violence Policy and Prevention Program Is a Smart Start

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Recent news reports of active shooter situations provide a stark reminder: employers, regardless of size or industry, should have an action plan for responding to a threatening or violent situation in the workplace. Yet,...more

Physician Heal Thyself: California Sets Nation’s Highest Standard For Health Care Workplace Violence Prevention

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

The facts are distressing: according to federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration statistics, over half of all reported workplace violence incidents occurred against workers in healthcare and social assistance....more

Standard for Workplace Violence in the Healthcare and Social Service Industry?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

In response to calls from labor groups and unions to develop federal standard that addresses workplace violence in the healthcare and social service sectors, former OSHA chief David Michaels stated during a January 10 meeting...more

EAP – What is it and why do you need one?

by Reminger Co., LPA on

If you work in a large building on one of the higher floors, you will remember the last fire drill where you walked umpteen flights of stairs following your co-worker with the orange hat. Once you reached the bottom and...more

OSHA Publishes RFI for Possible Workplace Violence Standard

On December 7, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input for a possible future safety standard intended to reduce employee exposure to...more

Richard Marx Won’t Be 'Right Here Waiting' To Save You From Workplace Intruders: Lessons To Make Sure Your Workers Are Prepared

by Fisher Phillips on

Richard Marx Won’t Be Right Here Waiting To Save You From Workplace Intruders: Lessons To Make Sure Your Workers Are Prepared....more

Federal OSHA Solicits Comments on a Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare Settings

by BakerHostetler on

On Dec. 7, 2016, the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) published a request for information (RFI) to solicit information on a potential standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social...more

Cal/OSHA Adopts First in the Nation Standard on Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare Employers

by Littler on

National research indicates that health care workers are at a substantially higher risk of workplace violence than the average worker in another industry. According to the federal Occupational Safety and Health...more

Proposed Rule for Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance Industries

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA Publishes RFI on Proposed Rule Concerning Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance Industries. Federal OSHA currently enforces workplace violence under the General Duty Clause, under...more

California OSHA Sets the Bar By Adopting the Strongest Workplace Violence Prevention Standard in the Nation

by BakerHostetler on

Oct. 21, 2016, after nearly two years of meetings and work, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) adopted a standard intended to reduce workplace violence against healthcare...more

CA Nears Adoption of New Workplace Violence Regulations for Health Care Employers, Home Health Providers, and Emergency Responders

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board approved last week its regulations on Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care. The California Division of Occupational...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - October 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published on October 6, 2016 by the Society for Human Resource Management, Bryance Metheny provides insight to the delay in the overtime rule and the lawsuits brought against the Department of Labor...more

Workplace Violence in the Health Care Setting – Is Your Organization Prepared?

by Baker Ober Health Law on

Workplace violence is more common than you may think – is your health care facility prepared? Recently, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated guidelines for workplace violence as it relates...more

Taking a Bite Out of Crime…and Maybe the Employer? OSHA Fines Company Following Criminal Assault on Employee

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently reminded us that every employer needs a violence in the workplace policy or risk citation for third party criminal actions. The OSH Act’s general duty clause...more

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