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New OSHA Procedures Relating to Workplace Violence

Posted by Margaret Campbell on Wed, Jan 11, 2012

The most recent update of STP's OSHA Compliance: A Simplified National Guide alerts readers to OSHA’s new “Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Workplace Violence Incidents” at nursing and personal care facilities.  The Procedures are effective September 11. OSHA has long had numerous prevention guidelines targeted to employers whose establishments are likely to be at highest risk for workplace violence, and some states have issued more detailed guidance to complement OSHA’s efforts, focusing on planning, facility design, and employee training. 

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Tags: Corporate Governance, Business & Legal, OSHA