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" Federal inspectors cite national pediatric health care provider for failing to protect home care workers from physical, sexual assault - OSHA fines Epic Health Services $98K after investigation of sexual assault

YORK, Pa. - The sexual assault of a home health care worker has resulted in a willful citation against one of the nation's leading providers of pediatric home health and therapy services for medically frail and chronically ill children, after it failed to protect its employees properly from the dangers of workplace violence. 
 
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation following a complaint on Feb. 1, 2016, from an employee of AndVenture Inc. who was sexually assaulted by a home care client after the company had been warned by another employee of sexual assaults. AndVenture does business as Epic Health Services and had received numerous reports of verbal, physical and sexual assaults on employees, as well as a report of an employee forced to work in a house in which domestic violence occurred. OSHA cited the company for one willful violation related to employee exposure to workplace violence, including physical and sexual assault. "

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:
https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=32766

Posted 11:27 AM

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