The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently cited an Ohio residential care community for not taking adequate steps towards protecting employees from workplace violence. The case highlights the administration’s national emphasis program, which has focused inspection efforts on residential care communities, including some assisted living communities.
An enhanced investigation of the Ohio residential care community was generated as a part of National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities, which was announced earlier this year with the goal of protecting employees in long term care settings from health hazards. The program puts special emphasis on preventing bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, workplace violence, injuries resulting from resident lifting and transferring, as well as slips, trips, and falls. The emphasis program calls for inspections to focus on communities with a days away, restricted, transfer (DART) rate of 10 or higher per 100 full-time workers. The Ohio community had a DART rate of 20, with many of those injuries due to physical assaults by residents with a history of violent behavior. OSHA proposed a penalty of $8,700 for the community.OSHA encourages employers to develop a comprehensive program for preventing workplace violence and other workplace hazards. To help with this effort, OSHA has provided a number of resources including Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers and an online resource highlighting potential hazards and methods of addressing hazards. The complete directive for the National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities and a press release about the Ohio citation are also available online.
Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Staffing & Performance
Approximately two-thirds of registered nurses over age 54 are considering retirement with 62 percent planning to retire within the next three years, a...
Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Executive Team Development, Human Resources
Argentum’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent l...
Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Human Resources, Organization Development, Professional Development, Staffing & Performance
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Human Resources
The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing drastic changes to its “white collar” overtime exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act. These changes wi...
Career Resources, CEO, cheatsheet, Executive Talent Management, Growth Strategies, Human Resources, Job Seekers, Recruiters, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The population of older Americans is surging and that means so is the demand for people to care for them, including many positions available throughou...
Human Resources, Labor Relations
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has rejected a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board rule that significantly shortens t...
ALFA Conference & Expo, ALFA Events, Business Planning, CEO, cheatsheet, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Dining, Engage, Executive Talent Management, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing Strategy, Partnerships, Property Management, Risk Management, Sales Process, Staffing, Staffing & Performance, Strategy
ALFA convenes Executive Roundtables several times a year, which are made up of industry peers from different companies working in the same field. Thes...
Executive Talent Management, Featured Magazine Articles, Human Resources, Organization Development, Staffing & Performance
Emerging job titles and creative on-boarding approaches shake up the HR function.
Employee Compensation, Human Resources, Staffing & Performance
The Labor Department released a proposed rule governing overtime by seeking to more than double the salary level under which most workers qualify for ...
Career Resources, Job Seekers, Professional Development, Recruiters, Staffing
You know you’re supposed to customize your resume for each and every job application. But sometimes, it’s not so clear how you can give the employers ...