Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act

Nov. 21, 2019 | H.R. 1309

The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Workers Act would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a federal workplace violence prevention standard to protect workers in health care and social services from injury and death. Workplace violence is a serious and growing safety and health problem that has reached epidemic levels. Workplace violence is now the third leading cause of job deaths, and results in more than 30,000 serious lost-time injuries each year. Nurses, medical assistants, emergency responders and social workers face some of the greatest threats, suffering more than 70% of all workplace assaults. Women workers particularly are at risk, suffering two out of every three serious workplace violence injuries. This bill would help protect these workers by requiring employers in the health care and social service sectors to develop and implement a workplace violence prevention plan, tailored to specific workplace and employee populations. This bill passed the House on Nov. 21, 2019.

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Vote result: Passed

YEAs: 251
NAYs: 158

Legislator Sort descending State District Party Vote
Rep. Ralph Abraham
LA
5 Republican No
Rep. Alma Adams
NC
12 Democrat Yes
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt
AL
4 Republican No
Rep. Pete Aguilar
CA
31 Democrat Not Voting
Rep. Rick Allen
GA
12 Republican No
Rep. Colin Allred
TX
32 Democrat Yes
Rep. Justin Amash
MI
3 Republican No
Rep. Mark Amodei
NV
2 Republican No
Rep. Kelly Armstrong
ND
At Large Republican No
Rep. Jodey Arrington
TX
19 Republican No
Rep. Cynthia Axne
IA
3 Democrat Yes
Rep. Brian Babin
TX
36 Republican No
Rep. Don Bacon
NE
2 Republican Yes
Rep. James Baird
IN
4 Republican No
Troy Balderson Rep. Troy Balderson
OH
12 Republican No
Rep. Jim Banks
IN
3 Republican No
Rep. Andy Barr
KY
6 Republican No
Rep. Nanette Barragán
CA
44 Democrat Yes
Rep. Karen Bass
CA
37 Democrat Yes
Rep. Joyce Beatty
OH
3 Democrat Yes