OSHA Cites Connecticut Healthcare Facility for Workplace Safety Violations

August 14, 2013 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a Connecticut aging services provider $58,800 for 14 serious violations of workplace safety standards, states an August 5, 2013, OSHA news release. The violations, which were discovered during an inspection under OSHA's national emphasis program for nursing and residential care facilities, included failure to conduct a hazard analysis, provide eye and face protection, and provide readily accessible emergency eyewash stations for employees working with corrosive chemicals; an inadequate lockout/tagout policy to prevent the unintended activation of machinery during maintenance; inadequately guarded machinery; excess air pressure for a cleaning hose; improper disposal of flammable rags; inadequate bloodborne pathogen controls and procedures; and several electrical-related hazards.

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