Safety

Workplace violence issues continue to plague healthcare facilities

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 2, 2010

Napa (CA) State Hospital workers are worried about the hospital’s security policies after a nurse was allegedly murdered by a patient on October 23.

According to KGO-TV in San Francisco, Napa State is a prison hospital for the mentally ill. Nurse Donna Gross was killed in the forensics unit of the hospital, which holds the most violent and criminally insane patients.

Read more about this incident on the OSHA Healthcare Advisor.

Meanwhile, Oregon State Hospital in Salem, OR, was fined by its state-administered OSHA program for failing to give staff members self-defense training for dealing with violent patients. That violation along with three other infractions might cost the hospital $3,750.

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