June 5, 2023
For Healthcare Executives – OSHA on Workplace Violence/Reducing Workplace Stress
Did you know, nonfatal workplace violence is more widespread in the Healthcare and Social Assistance sectors than in any other industry?
- In 2019, the rate of nonfatal workplace violence incidents that required the worker to take time off was nearly five times greater in privately operated healthcare and social assistance establishments than in private industry overall.
- For certain segments within these industries, the rate is much higher.
While workplace violence also occurs in other industries, healthcare and social assistance services have a common set of risk factors related to the unique relationship between the care provider and the patient, client, or their visitors.
An OSHA panel met with small businesses to discuss a possible workplace violence standard for the healthcare and social assistance industries and OSHA convened a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) panel in March 2023.
Public comments on the panel’s final report and other materials are being accepted until July 3.
Click Here to download the SBREFA Report.