Send the Letter
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, or S. 1176/ H.R. 2663, was officially reintroduced in the U.S. Senate in April 2023! The bill would mandate that OSHA issue a federal standard requiring health care and social service employers to develop and implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan.
Health care is the most dangerous field of work due to workplace violence. In nationwide surveys conducted by National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, the majority of nurses (81.6%) reported having experienced at least one workplace violence incident in the past year.
S. 1176/ H.R. 2663 is a critical opportunity to help protect health care workers and patients across the country with an enforceable, national workplace violence prevention OSHA standard. We are writing letters to Congress members urging them to pass S. 1176/ H.R. 2663 in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Use the form below to urge your members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors to S. 1176/ H.R. 2663. Thank you for standing with us!