OSHA Fines Acadia Hospital

Updated 3 years ago

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration is fining a Maine mental health hospital $11,700 for failing to provide a safe workplace for its employees. The OSHA investigation into the Bangor-based Acadia Hospital determined it failed to provide a safe workplace for employees and it faulted the hospital for inadequately documenting work-related injuries. The investigation began after an employee complained of an increase in patient assaults and staff injuries in the wake of a stringent “no restraints” policy imposed by hospital management. The first complaint elicited additional concerns from employees. (AP)


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