PA Workplace Violence Prevention
Pennsylvania’s Proposed Legislation for Workplace Violence Prevention
The Healthcare Facilities Violence Prevention Act would require Pennsylvania hospitals and other healthcare facilities to take proactive steps to protect nurses and other healthcare workers from suffering from violence on the job. HB 326, the Healthcare Facilities Violence Prevention Act, was written with input and support from PASNAP and sponsored in this session by State Representative Florindo Fabrizio (D-02). The bill would create a committee to assess the security risks in their facilities, find ways to create a safer workplace, and help victims of violence report incidents.
Incidents of workplace violence against staff occur in rural, suburban, and inner-city hospitals alike. HB 326 will help each health facility develop a plan to address its own risk factors, including training level of security personnel, building design and lighting, staffing levels, and hospital culture of safety. Click here to find your Legislators and urge them to support this legislation.