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Developing Best Practices for Addressing Workplace Violence in the Homecare and Assisted Living Settings

In the wake of a recent uptick in workplace violence based lawsuits against home care and assisted living providers, lawmakers introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 16th that would require health care and social services providers to write and implement workplace violence prevention plans. If signed into law, H.R. 7141—the … Continue Reading

The Joint Commission Issues Seven New Workplace Violence Prevention Recommendations

Many healthcare workers experience violence in the workplace often resulting from violent behavior by their patients, clients and/or residents. What can healthcare organizations do to improve safety and minimize the risk of workplace violence? In an effort to help healthcare organizations better prevent and address violence in the workplace, The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest … Continue Reading


Washington has become the first state in the nation to require protection for healthcare workers who handle, administer and dispose of chemotherapy drugs.  This new law addresses concerns raised both by OSHA and NIOSH, which recommend that precautions be taken when handling these drugs.   OSHA calls for development and implementation of a “Hazardous Drug Safety … Continue Reading