Last month, OSHA released a new Web page designed to reduce workplace violence in health care settings. The new Web page offers employers and workers tools and resources for understanding, assessing and addressing the risks of workplace violence—a phenomenon that’s four times more common in health care than in private industries.
According to the agency, the new strategies and tools offered by the website include the following elements:
- Management commitment and worker participation
- Worksite analysis and hazard identification
- Hazard prevention and control; safety and health training
- Recordkeeping and program evaluation
The Web page is part of OSHA’s Worker Safety in Hospitals website, which was updated earlier this year, and it represents another crucial element in aiding health care facilities as they promote compliance and a culture of safety.
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