Summary: The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board recently passed a new safety order intended to protect healthcare workers from workplace violence. The new safety order, which the California Office of Administrative Law approved on December 8, 2016, will require healthcare providers to develop workplace violence prevention plans, institute training programs, and keep records on certain incidents of workplace violence.
Summary: Though it may be something that no one wants to think about, with all of the active shooter situations in the news lately, it is important for companies to be prepared should a situation occur. A company will want to ensure that it has policies and procedures in place so that in the event an active shooter situation should occur, employees and managers are aware of what to do.
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