Workplace violence prompts rising concern

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 20, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is cracking down on employers that are not doing enough to protect their employees from workplace violence as a Fairfield nursing home recently learned.

ResCare Inc., which has a residential care facility in Fairfield called Camelot Lake, was fined $8,700 last month by OSHA for exposing its employees to workplace violence. OSHA’s investigative report on the nursing facility found it wasn’t sufficiently protecting employees from potentially violent residents and situations that could lead to serious injury.

ResCare Inc. contested the findings and is looking to resolve the matter with OSHA, said Felicia Hall, the ResCare executive director. The company declined to comment further.

Source: Middletown Journal

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