One out of 6 workplace deaths is due to violence!
I sincerely hope they will pass the Workplace Violence Prevention for Healthcare and Social Service Workers Act. This bill, also known as H.R. 1309, attempts to make hospitals safer for those who work in them. Even before the current pandemic, healthcare has always been a surprisingly dangerous field. According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), healthcare providers experienced workplace violence at a rate that was four times higher than other employees in private industry. In fact, the number of workplace violence incidents in the healthcare industry exceeds that of almost every other industry combined.