OSHA Cites Health Services Coordinator for Employee Death, Failure to Report
July 5, 2013 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a Maryland-based health services coordinator for two violations related to the death of an employee, states a June 10, 2013, OSHA regional news release. The employee, who was meeting a patient at the patient’s home in Dade City, Florida, to conduct a hospitalization risk assessment, was fatally stabbed by the patient. According to the news release, the patient had a known history of criminal behavior, and the employee had expressed concerns about the patient’s potential to become violent.