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Is your employer on track to be compliant with the Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Standard? Use this checklist to find out. Has my employer? □ Created a clear process for employees to report workplace violence? □ Communicated to me how to report workplace violence? □ Implemented a Violent Incident Log to record information about every workplace violence incident, regard- less of whether an injury occurs? □ Actively sought my input on identifying and preventing workplace violence hazards on my unit? □ Actively sought my input on training needs and design? If you did not check all boxes, then your employer has not fulfilled the require- ments currently in effect. Contact your CNA/NNU Professional Practice Committee (PPC), or nurse or labor representative to get involved with efforts to enforce the law in your facility. 34 RNs in Motion Protecting Patients and Nurses Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Regulations California Nurses Association (CNA) sponsored S.B. 1299 in response to workplace violence as a serious occupational hazard for registered nurses and other health care workers. S.B. 1299 became law in 2014 and directed Cal/OSHA to develop a comprehensive workplace violence prevention standard for hospi- tals and other health care settings. What kinds of violence does the standard cover? Workplace violence means any act of violence or threat of violence that occurs at the work site. This includes any threat or use of physical force against an employee and any incident involving a firearm or other dangerous weapon (including when common objects are used as weapons), regardless of whether an injury is sustained. The standard applies in health care settings throughout California, including acute-care hospitals. For more information visit: Patient Advocacy— Our Guiding Principle Legislative Advocacy

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