OSHA’s general duty clause now applies to workplace violence in healthcare Sec. of Labor v. Integra Health Mgmt., Inc., OSHRC Docket No. 13-1124 (March 2019), requiring healthcare employers to maintain workplaces “free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”
Abigail M. Kagan authored a primer for healthcare employers on the clause. In an article originally published on Bloomberg Law, she discusses:
- The four criteria OSHA considers in determining whether a general duty violation has occurred
- Engineering controls and administrative controls healthcare employers should take to protect workplaces
- A checklist healthcare employers can utilize to begin protecting employees
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