Healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly vulnerable as events involving armed individuals are on the rise. The challenge is to plan and protect employees and patients in health care facilities from violence and threats from an active shooter. It is critical to train and educate employees on how to effectively respond to workplace violence so that they can be safe.
California Senate Bill 1299 was signed into law on September 29, 2014 and requires Cal/OSHA. no later than July 1, 2016, to adopt standards for specified hospitals, including acute care hospitals and acute psychiatric hospitals to have a prevention plan as part of their injury and illness prevention plan to protect healthcare workers and other facility personnel from aggressive or violent behavior.