Labor Caucus Endorses the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Labor Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Steven Horsford (D-NV), Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) released the following statement announcing the Caucus’ endorsement of H.R. 1195, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act.
“The Labor Caucus is proud to endorse this integral piece of pro-worker legislation requiring the Department of Labor to enact a standard mandating health care and social service employers implement a plan to protect workers from workplace violence. From hospitals to community care clinics—caregivers face more on-the-job violence than any other sector of our economy, with women facing two out of every three serious workplace injuries. The Labor Department needs Congress to step in to ensure that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has the tools to protect our nation’s caregivers, and we’re proud to do so.”
A fact sheet on the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act is available here.