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Hospital Workers Exposed to Violence

Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Failure to take corrective actions ordered after a 2015 workplace violence violation could cost a Massachusetts hospital over $200,000 in OSHA penalties.

After receiving its initial violation in 2015, the employer agreed with OSHA to follow a specific workplace violence prevention program. During a follow-up inspection this June, however, OSHA found that there was still serious risk of harm and fatal injury to workers. Inspectors claimed that exposure to workplace violence could have been reduced if the employer would have implemented the agreed-upon settlement.

Workplace violence is preventable. Contact The Horton Group, Inc.  for prevention tips, sample policies and other ways to keep your employees safe on the job. 

 

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