Supported by NASEMSO
- NASEMSO Responds to OSHA RFI on Workplace Violence Toward Healthcare and Social Service Workers (06 Apr 2017) The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a request for information (RFI) related to information and data to support commencing with rulemaking proceedings on a standard aimed at preventing workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance perpetrated by patients or clients, including emergency medical care personnel. In summary, NASEMSO shares OSHA’s belief that management commitment and worker participation are essential elements of an effective violence prevention program. The association supports federal efforts to reduce preventable injury, illness, and death among emergency responders, and encourages OSHA to proceed with rulemaking in regards to workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance sectors. Should OSHA proceed with the rulemaking process, NASEMSO would be honored to help serve the agency in this manner.
- NASEMSO Reponse to OSHA Request for Information.
- National Description of Violence toward Emergency Medical Services Personnel,
Mirinda A. Gormley MSPH, NRP, Remle P. Crowe BS, NREMT, Melissa A. Bentley MS, NRP & Roger Levine PhD.
- NASEMSO and Other Stakeholders Request Funding for EMSC Program (23 Mar 2017) NASEMSO and 20 other stakeholder groups sent a letter to leaders of U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees' Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies, asking that they provide $20,213,000 in funding for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program at the Health Resources and Services Administration in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, HHS, Education (LHHS) Appropriations bill. The letters noted that the EMSC program has made landmark improvements to the emergency care delivered to our children all across the nation. As the only federal program dedicated to improving emergency care for children, EMSC has brought vital attention and resources to an otherwise neglected population.
- NASEMSO and Other Stakeholders Send Letter to Congressional Leaders on Protecting Public Health (13 Jan 2017). NASEMSO and eight other stakeholder groups sent a letter to U.S. Senate and House leaders asking them to help protecting public health. As nonpartisan, consensus-driven national organizations representing state and territorial governmental public health leaders, they requested continued support for vital public health programs currently funded through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Prevention and Public Health Fund. State and territorial health leaders are concerned that long-standing public health programs now receiving resources through the Fund authorized by the ACA may be rescinded in repeal-and-replace efforts if alternate ways to invest in prevention and support the lifesaving work of state and territorial health agencies are not quickly identified. The letter asks for a delay of any efforts to rescind Prevention and Public Health Fund dollars to ensure that state and local public health is not crippled in the middle of fiscal year 2017. Asking leaders to sustain current investments in public health, the stakeholders pointed out that now more than ever the United States needs a strong public health infrastructure that flexibly meets the needs of states and is adequately resourced to work with the health care delivery system to promote health, prevent illness, and treat disease. Download letter.