House of Reps Contingent Seeks OSHA Workplace Violence Prevention Standard

In late February 2019, Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) and several other members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309). The Education and Labor Committee held a subcommittee hearing on the legislation on February 27. As of this writing H.R. 1309 has…

Workplace Violence and Reducing Turnover of Home Health Employees

A special to NAHC Report by┬áLouis C. Kirby, MD One of the two most significant limitations on growth in the home health and hospice sector is labor shortages – recruiting and retaining qualified nurses and home health workers. Registered nurses are retiring faster than new ones can be trained1, and one of the primary causes…