ACEP held a meeting with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to discuss strengthening protections for health care workers, especially those in the emergency department, from workplace violence. Currently, no such federal regulation exists, but OSHA has begun to explore its development. ACEP has long advocated for such protections; most recently, ACEP drew attention to the issue by releasing results of a survey that reported nearly half of emergency physicians polled had been physically assaulted, with more than 60 percent of assaults occurring in the past year. ACEP worked with congressional offices to refine H.R. 1309, The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, and recently sent a letter of support asking Congress to consider how emergency departments, in particular, are staffed to ensure the important provisions of this legislation are implemented appropriately. Stay updated on this issue.