Gratitude- ANA Applauds Passage of Workplace Violence Prevention Legislation

Posted 12 days ago by Eileen Rodgers

ANA Applauds Passage of Workplace Violence Prevention Legislation

Thank-you U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309). This legislation will require employers to implement comprehensive plans that protect health care professionals froREAD MOREm violence in the workplace and prohibit acts of retaliation that discourage reporting of violent incidents.

ANA President Ernest Grant, Ph.D., RN, FAAN shares “Workplace cultures that discourage nurses from reporting incidences of violence for fear of retribution and retaliation continue to be at the heart of this issue. Any barriers that impede reporting hamper progress to address workplace violence despite the presence of “zero tolerance” policies. This bill helps reinforce the urgency for employers to implement plans that establish processes for reporting to better protect and empower their staff...READ MORE