Breaking News

Attack on a Busy Kharkiv Hypermarket in Ukraine by Russians Results in Two Deaths and Multiple Injuries Beatrice Chebet smashes 10,000m world record at Pre Classic Dubai achieves Guinness World Record for largest solar lamp display Living just a few kilometers from war and daily bombings in Chernihiv Four-star CB Mark Zackery commits to Notre Dame

In November 2023, a mental health technician working at Circles of Care Inc., a behavioral health facility, was attacked by a patient during a shift. The incident resulted in serious injuries to the employee. Following an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), it was found that Circles of Care failed to provide adequate safeguards to prevent such incidents and has been cited for a repeat violation.

The company also failed to report the employee’s hospitalization within 24 hours as required by law, resulting in additional citations. OSHA Area Office Director Erin Sanchez expressed shock at the company’s failure to protect its employees from recognized dangers such as patient assault. These attacks can occur suddenly and swiftly, causing serious harm to workers and leaving their co-workers traumatized.

As a result of these violations, Circles of Care now faces $101,000 in proposed OSHA penalties. This is not the first time that the company has been cited for safety lapses resulting in serious employee injuries or fatalities. In fact, this marks the third time in five years that Circles of Care has faced such penalties. The content editor of Occupational Health & Safety, Robert Yaniz Jr., emphasizes the importance of prioritizing employee safety in order to prevent future incidents from occurring.

Leave a Reply