What Your Workplace Violence Assessment May Be Missing

Law360, New York (March 22, 2016, 11:24 AM EDT) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) is the principle statutory federal law that obligates companies across the U.S. to assess their places of work to make sure they are free from hazards, like violent attacks. But the OSH Act only relates to employees, so if your workplace assessment stops there, you may be missing a component of your risk. The general common law duty of care extends to protecting and warning others in your work place, not just employees. This means your possible responsibilities applicable to the duty also merit consideration when you assess risk of workplace violence....

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