Are You Ready for California’s Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Rule?

By | OSHA Law Blog | December 19, 2016
Are You Ready for California’s Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Rule?

By April 1, 2017, all employers in California operating in the following areas will be required to comply with Section 3342, the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care rule:  health care facilities; home health care programs; drug treatment programs; emergency medical services; and outpatient medical services to correctional and detention settings. 

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OSHA Set to Publish Final Rule Clarifying Continuing Obligation to Record Injuries & Illnesses

By | Not Safe for Work | December 16, 2016

Today OSHA announced that it will publish in the Federal Register a rule on Monday that clarifies that an employer’s duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation, and does not arise solely at the time the injury or illness occurred.

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Texas District Court Denies Injunction of OSHA’s Final Rule Regarding Post-Accident Drug Testing and Injury Reporting

Texas District Court Denies Injunction of OSHA’s Final Rule Regarding Post-Accident Drug Testing and Injury Reporting

On November 28, 2016, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas denied industry employers’ efforts to enjoin OSHA from beginning to enforce portions of OSHA’s May 2016 final rule that purports to prohibit, among other things: 1) disciplinary action against employees for not immediately reporting work-related injuries or illnesses; and 2) blanket, automatic post-accident/injury drug and alcohol testing.

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OSHA Requests Information On Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance

By | OSHA Law Blog | December 14, 2016
OSHA Requests Information On Prevention of Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance

In the face of mounting evidence of the widespread extent of workplace violence in the healthcare and social assistance sector, OSHA announced in the Federal Register on December 7th, 2016, that it is assessing the need for “a standard aimed at preventing workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance workplaces perpetrated by patients or clients.” 

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