Detroit Medical Center fined over workplace security

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Detroit Receiving Hospital for failing to adequately protect patients and staff, according to Click On Detroit.

According to the citation released by MOSHA, healthcare and security employees were routinely exposed to violent behavior by patients and visitors. The agency discovered 116 injuries resulting from combative patients between 2012 and 2015. In the same period, workplace violence cases rose roughly between 10 and 16 percent.

The citation fined the hospital $5,000 and necessitated the implementation of an improvement plan by Sept. 19. State officials recommended the hospital increase the number of security staff members in high-risk areas from one to two people, according to the article.

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