Colorado nursing home cited for failing to protect workers from workplace violence

Colorado nursing home cited for failing to protect workers from workplace violence

A Colorado nursing home in Colorado has been cited for failing to protect employees from violence in the workplace. The nursing home is facing proposed penalties of $9,054.

OSHA conducted an investigation following two complaints related to workplace violence received in August 2017. OSHA identified five documented incidents of workplace violence in 2017, which resulted in employee injuries, along with several other incidents. A serious citation was issued for failing to implement adequate measures to protect employees from workplace violence hazards.

“Employers are responsible for providing employees a safe and healthy workplace,” said OSHA’s Englewood Area Director David Nelson.

The company has been given 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.