WHAT IS DUTY OF CARE?
Duty of Care is a requirement that a business, organization, or corporation act toward employees with the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would use. If an organization’s actions do not meet this standard of care, then the acts are considered negligent, and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for negligence.
OSHA’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1), requires employers to provide their workers with a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Between 2011 and 2013, workplace assaults ranged from 23,540 and 25,630 annually, with 70 to 74% occurring in healthcare and social service settings.
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