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BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 1309, Health Care Workplace Violence (1)

Nov. 15, 2019, 8:03 PMUpdated: Nov. 20, 2019, 3:28 PM

The Labor Department would have to issue a rule requiring health care and social service employers to implement workplace violence prevention plans under H.R. 1309.

The bill would define workplace violence as any act or threat of force against an employee that could result in a physical injury, psychological trauma, or stress. It would also include any act where a firearm or an improvised weapon was used.

There were 14.8 nonfatal injuries from assaults for every 10,000 full-time workers across the private health care and social assistance industry in 2018, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics....

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