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Practical Advice for Navigating OSHA’s Continued Focus on Violence in Healthcare


Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines for preventing workplace violence in the healthcare and social services industries, issued in 2015, signaled the agency’s heightened focus on this area. However, no specific OSHA standard addresses the employer requirement for places of business “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees.” In an article for Medical Journal-Houston, Houston partner Pamela Williams recommends proactive measures employers should take to avoid citations and reduce risk to their employees.

To read the article, visit Medical Journal-Houston.


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