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California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA): “Violence in Healthcare” Toolkit

Background and definitions:
“OSHA” stands for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor, formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.  Cal/OSHA stands for the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The Division of Occupational Safety and Health of California (DOSH, but more commonly known as Cal/OSHA) is an agency of the Government of California established by the California Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1973.  The Cal/OSHA standards, while inclusive of Federal OSHA standards, are one of the most stringent set of standards in the United States.

Cal/OSHA Healthcare Workplace Violence Standard Resources (Title 8, Section 3342):

·        Cal/OSHA WPV Standard Checklist: excel spreadsheet (KLA)

·        Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare website (Includes overview of regulatory requirements)

o   https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/workplace-violence-prevention-in-healthcare.html

·        Cal/OSHA Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Regulation: Title 8, Section 3342

o   https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3342.html

·        Cal/OSHA WPV Incident Reporting System for Hospitals

o   https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/workplace-violence-reporting-for-hospitals.html

o   Workplace Violence Incident Reporting FAQ (Doc)

§  https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/documents/hospital-workplace-violence/faq.pdf

·        Cal/OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program Regulation

o   Title 8, California Code of Regulations, Section 3203

o   https://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/3203.html

Additional Healthcare Workplace Violence Resources:

·        ENA Workplace Violence Toolkit

o   https://www.ena.org/docs/default-source/resource-library/practice-resources/toolkits/workplaceviolencetoolkit.pdf?sfvrsn=6785bc04_28

·        Hazard ID Assessment Checklist Toolkit

o   https://www.pshsa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/VPRASAEN0417-Workplace-Violence-Risk-Assessment-Acute-Care-Toolkit-V1.1-2017.04.25.pdf

·        OSHA Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare Social Service Workers

o   https://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3148.pdf

·        OSHA Healthcare Roadmap

o   https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3827.pdf

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