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ASCTI is a non-profit organization committed to making healthcare facilities across California safe for employers, employees, and patients.

You can count on us to ensure that every aspect of SB 1299, AB 2053 and other California workplace protection laws are correctly enforced in your organization.

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ASCTI exists to reduce incidences of workplace violence and bullying

HISTORY

Workplace violence is a growing problem

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that “the rate of workplace violence related nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses for health care and social assistance workers was 15.1 per 10,000 full-time workers in 2012.” Furthermore, this rate increased by 25% in 2013. Workplace violence is defined by the United States Department of Labor as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site.” This amounts to roughly two million reported cases of workplace violence in the healthcare industry. Abusive conduct, according to AB 2053, means,“…conduct of an employer or employee in the workplace, with malice, that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, and unrelated to an employer’s legitimate business interests.” This means threats, intimidation, undermining others’ performance, etc. In short, workplace bullying. It is an unfortunate reality that those who give their lives maintaining the health and well-being of others run the risk of being on the receiving end of workplace violence or bullying. ASCTI wishes to use our skills and knowledge to empower organizations to create healthier work environments.

ASCTI’s origin

In response to increasing workplace violence, the State of California enacted SB 1299, a revolutionary law that came into effect on July 1, 2016. This law seeks to protect healthcare workers from aggressive and violent behavior while working. ASCTI was formed to provide healthcare facilities with the training and support needed to become compliant with SB 1299. Since AB 2053 is such a closely related piece of legislation, ASCTI has the knowledge and skills to help organizations become compliant with this as well, and significantly reduce workplace bullying in the process.

ASCTI is committed to creating safe healthcare facilities throughout the State. You can trust us to ensure that every aspect of SB 1299, AB 2053 and other California workplace protection laws are being enforced in your organization. We are a non-profit organization with a clear goal: to assist healthcare facilities in complying with workplace safety regulations, in a cost-effective manner.

Why ASCTI?

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In-depth knowledge of SB 1299, AB 2053 and how to comply with their regulations

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20 years of industry experience in program development and training

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Specialized experience in mitigating and responding to CAL/OSHA citations

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Comprehensive services and tools covering training, documentation, record-keeping, and compliance.

SANDIA H. CANO

SANDIA H. CANO

Chief Operating Officer/CFO

As the Chief Financial Officer and Training Coordinator Ms. Sandia Cano provides of wealth of experience and expertise when designing and implementing the training curriculum for ASCTI. She has been an educator for 16 years at the high school level. Sandia holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Mathematics from California Baptist University and a Master’s Degree as an Education Specialist in Special Education Behaviors from University of La Verne. She is a subject matter expert in special education laws and compliance and possesses numerous skills in program development.

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