GAO Report Highlights Violence in Healthcare Settings

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released April 14 recommends actions to address violence directed at the nation’s health care workers. Prepared at the request more than two years ago of top Democrats on congressional labor committees, the “Additional Efforts Needed to Help Protect Health Care Workers from Workplace Violence” report describes violence as a serious concern for 15 million health workers in the United States.

It assesses OSHA’s actions on the issue, which include inspections of health care workplaces such as hospitals and nursing and residential care facilities, designating a workplace violence coordinator in each regional office, disseminating voluntary guidelines about preventing workplace violence, and adding workplace violence material to the training given to new OSHA inspection personnel.

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