Calif. psych hospitals fined for not protecting workers

By: March 15th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

Two California state psychiatric hospitals were fined by Cal-OSHA for failing to protect workers from assaults.

The agency fined Patton State Hospital $57,400 and Atascadero State Hospital $38,555, according to California Healthline, March 9.

“The agency alleged that Patton’s inadequate injury and illness prevention plans contributed to about 20 patient-caused staff injuries each month between January 2006 and September 2011…that Atascadero had an average of eight patient-caused staff injuries each month between January 2007 and October 2011,” according to the report.

 

 

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