CWA Seeks OSHA Standard on Workplace Violence for Healthcare, Social Workers

CWA and seven other labor organizations have petitioned the U.S. Labor Department to develop an OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Standard covering healthcare and social workers.

Workers in these sectors suffered more than half of all workplace violence incidents in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the problem is getting worse.

CWA President Chris Shelton said that CWA strongly is urging OSHA to develop a comprehensive workplace violence standard for healthcare and social assistance workers. "Our members deserve to go to work every day and be safe."

CWA public and health care workers in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Iowa, Mississippi, Texas, California, Oklahoma and other states are at growing risk of workplace violence, and need this additional level of protection.

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