Tuesday, April 7, 2009

OSHA Workplace Violence Procedures

The tragic shooting spree at a Carthage North Carolina nursing home is a reminder of the OSHA requirement for a workplace violence program, applicable for not only nursing homes but other health care providers as well.

No program can stop a crazy killer or an armed robber, but training employees to react properly can hasten the arrival of police and the protection of residents.

This should also be a reminder that facilities open 24/7 have special issues with security and safety.

OSHA fact sheet:


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