OSHA Cites California VA Facilities for Health and Safety Violations

May 30, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 30 notices for serious and other health and safety violations to four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities in Northern California, states a May 24, 2012, OSHA news release. According to the news release, OSHA issued notices for 25 serious violations related to blocked emergency exit doors and routes, multiple electrical hazards, a lack of proper machine guarding, and exposure to contaminated needles. The agency also issued notices for four other-than-serious violations related to an incomplete written hazard communication program and failure to identify exit doors.

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