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OSHA Quicktakes: OSHA Issues Compliance Directive To Address Workplace Violence
September 15, 2011, 12:32 pm
Filed under: News

OSHA issued a new directive, Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence, that establishes uniform procedures for OSHA field staff for responding to incidents and complaints of workplace violence and conducting inspections in industries considered vulnerable to workplace violence, such as healthcare and social service settings, and late-night retail establishments. Workplace violence is a serious recognized occupational hazard, ranking among the top four causes of death in workplaces during the past 15 years. More than 3,000 people died from workplace homicide between 2006 and 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BLS data also shows that more than 15,000 nonfatal workplace injury cases were reported annually during this time.

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