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.
Financing Senior Living – Consumer Education, Health Care, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance Education, News, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
Some federal employees could see long-term care insurance rate increases of up to 126 percent beginning November 1, according to the Office of Personn...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, CEO, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction Tuesday against a wide-reaching Labor Department rule governing union organizing a...
Advocacy, ALFA's Public Policy Positions, Engage, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Legislation, Membership, Policy in the States, Public Policy, Regulations, Staffing & Performance
The Northern District Court of Texas issued a nationwide injunction against the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Persuader Rule. This injunction will preve...
Career Resources, cheatsheet, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Organization Development, Professional Development, Staff Retention, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
It’s time to move beyond the hype. Millennials mean a lot to senior living. They are the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. With a shortage tha...
CEO, cheatsheet, Continuing Education, Executive Talent Management, Executive Team Development, Organization Development, Organizational Culture, Staffing
Argentum continues to encourage senior living leaders to seek credentialing through the Senior Living Certification Commission (SLCC), an independent,...
Advocacy, CEO, cheatsheet, Employee Compensation, Facts and Figures, Finance, Legislation, Medicaid, Medicaid, Public Policy, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
The Department of Labor this week finalized the “white collar” rule, which increases the salary threshold for workers who qualify for overtime pay. Th...
Business Planning, Engage, Human Resources, Organization Development, Staffing, Staffing & Performance
One of Argentum’s key imperatives is to assist the industry in navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities in workforce development. The...
Job Seekers, Organization Development, Professional Development, Staffing & Performance
The White House has unveiled the Health Careers Pathways Initiative, a new joint effort of more than 50 organizations designed to better match trainin...
Advocacy, cheatsheet, HR Systems & Processes, Human Resources, Policy in the States
Argentum state partner New York ALFA joined state lawmakers and other advocacy groups such as AARP to call for inclusion of a state-facilitated, payro...
CEO, Engage, Human Resources, Organization Development, Partnerships, Staffing & Performance
Argentum and OnShift have unveiled a three-year corporate partnership focused on driving excellence in the senior living workforce. OnShift and Arg...