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Workplace Violence Prevention Bill Signed by Governor
NYSNA applauded the signing Thursday of the Workplace Violence Prevention bill by Governor George E. Pataki. The legislation requires public employers with more than 20 employees to assess risk and develop and implement a written plan of action to prevent potential workplace violence. The bill was sponsored by State Senator Nicholas A. Spano and State Assemblymember Susan V. John.
"Workplace violence is an increasingly visible element in today's workplaces," said Senator Spano. "I am very pleased that Governor Pataki signed this bill into law so that the working men and women of New York State have access to safe and secure workplaces."
NYSNA contines to support the passage of A3636 (John), additional legislation that would require employers with 50 or more employees to develop and implement plans to protect employees against violence.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.