N.J. healthcare facility settles OSHA workplace violence issues

June 13, 2017

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has withdrawn a general duty clause citation issued against Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, N.J., as part of a settlement agreement on workplace violence prevention, according to an article on the Business Insurance website.

The settlement requires the facility to take steps to prevent workplace violence.

Bergen agreed to make improvements to its healthcare workplace violence prevention program and to submit verification by July 1. The program includes employee training, notification to employees on policies and procedures for reporting of violence incidents, post-incident review and hazard evaluation.

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