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May 25, 2023, 1:54 PM

Ohio Children’s Hospital Faces OSHA Fines for Workplace Safety

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The US Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued $18,000 in proposed penalties after a workplace violence investigation into the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, according to the US Department of Labor Thursday.

The hospital, which faces citations for one serious and one other-than-serious violation, allegedly didn’t protect its employees from violent incidents with the hospital’s patients. Nurses and mental health staff allegedly suffered concussions, lacerations, contusions, and sprains, and the hospital didn’t keep proper records of employee injuries as required, the department said.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has 15 business days from receipt of ...

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