Nursing home fined for inadequately protecting employees from workplace violence

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is cracking down on employers that are not doing enough to protect their employees from workplace violence as a Fairfield, Ohio, 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.

 

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