It may come as a surprise to some, but Cal/OSHA’s workplace violence regulations currently apply only to the Health Care Industry. Cal/OSHA plans to change that.
Right now, for non-healthcare industries, Cal/OSHA regulates workplace violence using the employer’s obligation to regularly identify and evaluate workplace hazards under Section 3203, California’s version of the general duty clause.
Cal/OSHA recently released a revised draft regulation for workplace violence prevention to apply to general industry, not just health care, proposing a broad application of the standards with limited exceptions.
Read the full article on Jackson Lewis’ California Workplace Law Blog.