Caring for Our Caregivers: Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, February 27, 2019   [open pdf - 19MB]

This is the February 27, 2019 hearing on "Caring for Our Caregivers: Protecting Health Care and Social Service Workers from Workplace Violence" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the Committee on Education and Labor. From the opening statement of Alma S. Adams: "Today, we are here to discuss solutions for protecting our country's front line caregivers from violence in the workplace. The people who work in our Nation's hospitals, nursing homes and other health care institutions, as well as social workers and other health care providers offer critical assistance to those in need. They fulfill this role despite inadequate pay, odd and difficult hours, and as we will discuss, the frequent threat of violence at the hands of people they serve. This hearing is an opportunity to assess the steps taken by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to address workplace violence. It is also a forum to discuss relevant legislation, namely H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, which would require OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] to issue a strong violence prevention standard." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patricia Moon-Updike, Angelo McClain, Manesh Rath, and Jane Lipscomb.

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Serial No. 116-6
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