Rocky Ford, CO (WorkersCompensation.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Pioneer Health Care Center of Rocky Ford for failing to protect employees from violence in the workplace. The nursing home faces proposed penalties of $9,054.
OSHA opened an investigation at Pioneer Health Care Center in response to two complaints related to workplace violence received in August 2017. OSHA subsequently identified five documented incidents of workplace violence in 2017 that resulted in employee injuries, along with several unreported incidents. OSHA issued one serious citation for failing to implement adequate measures to protect employees from workplace violence hazards
“Employers are responsible for providing employees a safe and healthy workplace,” said OSHA's Englewood Area Director David Nelson. “Pioneer Health Care Center must understand that their employees' safety is important.”
Pioneer Health Care Center provides residential services that mostly consist of long-term care and mental health services.