By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_65596348OSHA announced on December 1, 2015, that it had issued a number of “strategies and tools” for preventing workplace violence in the healthcare setting.

The strategies and tools were contained in a new webpage, “Preventing Workplace Violence in Healthcare.” The Agency indicates that the new

By Mark A. Lies, II and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_171692768Employers today can find themselves in a seemingly untenable dilemma when they have violence threaten to invade their workplaces. Two recent cases illustrate the competing liabilities that employers face in their decision-making as to how to respond to workplace violence.

In one case, decided by the

By Mark A. Lies, II and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_171692768An Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Administrative Law Judge has determined that a healthcare provider company did not protect a social service coordinator, who was fatally stabbed outside her client’s home in December 2012.

According to the OSHA news release, the healthcare client had