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California Health-Care Workplace Violence Rules Enacted

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:11 PM

California adopted regulations to reduce workplace violence against health-care workers.

The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health, known as Cal/OSHA, approved the regulations Oct. 21 after nearly two years of meetings and work.

Employers must develop a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan that includes training, protective equipment and medical services, at no cost to employees, at a reasonable time and place on paid time. California employers already were required to develop a workplace injury and illness prevention plan.

The regulations broadly define workplace violence as “any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the...

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