Cal-OSHA, Other Agencies Mull Stricter Hospital Worker Protections

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On Thursday, the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health and other state agencies hosted a meeting to discuss proposals for new rules to prevent hospital violence, NBC4 News reports.

Background

The efforts come after the shooting two weeks ago of a nurse at a mental health clinic at Los Angeles' Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital.

Nearly 5,000 workplace violence cases were reported in health care facilities in California from 2010 to 2012, according to Cal-OSHA. The numbers could be higher as many such cases go unreported (Tokumatsu/Goff, NBC4 News, 2/5).

Details of Meeting

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