OSHA Cites NY Medical Facility for Failing to Protect Employees from Violence
August 20, 2014 | Strategic Insights for Health System
A New York City medical facility has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for failing to adequately protect its employees from workplace violence, states an August 11, 2014, OSHA news release. Following an inspection of the facility that was triggered by a complaint, OSHA identified approximately 40 incidents of workplace violence reported between February 7, 2014, and April 12, 2014. The incidents involved employees who experienced head, eye, face, and groin injuries, as well as verbal intimidation and threats, during routine interactions with patients and visitors.
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