Massachusetts SB 1313 was referred to the Senate Ways and Means Committee on 4/11/2016. The bill relates to health care employers. Key points include: 
  • The bill requires each employer operating a health care facility to annually perform a risk assessment.
  • Based on the findings of the risk assessment, the health care employer must develop and implement a program to minimize the danger of workplace violence to employees.
  • The program must include appropriate employee training and a system for the ongoing reporting and monitoring of incidents and situations involving violence or the risk of violence.
  • Each health care employer must develop a written violence prevention plan.
The commissioner of labor will adopt rules and regulations to implement the act.
CPI Training Can Help Your Organization Comply With the Proposed Legislation
CPI offers training and resources to help health care organizations meet legislative mandates like the training requirements proposed in the Massachusetts bill. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training equips staff with techniques for both the prevention of and the safe use of restraint. With a focus on prevention, the program can help you make staff and clients safer.