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OSHA cites health center for not protecting employees from TB

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 14, 2012

Charter Oak Health Center Inc. in Hartford, CT, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for three alleged serious violations of workplace health standards involving inadequate safeguards for employees exposed to tuberculosis and other infectious diseases.

The health center faces proposed fines of more than $17,000 after complaints that it failed to take appropriate action to safe guard employees following exposure to a patient with tuberculosis.

Source: OSHA

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