A bill that would create federal standards aimed at preventing violence against health care and social service workers passed the House on a 251-159 vote and now moves on the Senate, where it faces a stiffer test. The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Workers Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., would require new standards to be developed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and also would direct employers to develop workplace violence prevention plans.
Bill aimed at safety of health care workers passes House
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