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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)is suing an employer for an employee’s claims that she was subjected to workplace violence concerns in violation of Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Section 11(c) of the Act, often referred to as the whistleblower or anti-retaliation provision of the Act, prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees who file complaints alleging safety or health issues at their places of employment. A couple of things makes this case unique: 1) there is no standard that regulates the issue of workplace violence and 2) the allegations contained in the complaint filed by the Secretary of Labor in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida seem strikingly similar to a complaint that would be filed after an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge rather than after a whistleblower complaint to OSHA for safety violations.
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By Paul Rothman
Sifting through the reams of data available on workplace violence, it becomes clear that the issue has been on the radar of healthcare executives for more than a decade.
Back in 1998, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that “more assaults occur in the healthcare and social services industries than in any other.” And while the statistics say healthcare workers are no longer the top target for workplace violence, it is clear they remain on the front lines. “It’s prevalent and it’s escalating,” says Anthony Potter, senior director of public safety administration for Novant Health, which operates 13 hospitals in Virginia and the Carolinas.
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Violence can happen anywhere at anytime. The work environment can cause stressors that may lead an individual to commit a violent act in the workplace.
In this webinar you will learn to identify causes, risks, legal implications, and costs associated with workplace violence as well as potential ways to defuse the situation.
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By Ann Belser
Not only are a third of Pittsburgh-area workers aware of colleagues who are dealing with domestic violence at home, a lot of them are covering for those colleagues at work.
A survey sponsored by Standing Firm, an Oakland-based nonprofit that trains companies, managers and employees to recognize the signs of intimate partner violence, found that just over a quarter of respondents knew someone who was being abused at home, and just over 5 percent knew someone who was abusing a domestic partner.
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