A nationally known health care company, AndVenture Inc., has been cited for multiple violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The violations arose from a report that one of their employees who was working as a home health care worker was sexually assaulted by a client in the client’s home. Although numerous reports of verbal and physical abuse, as well as sexual assaults, inflicted on employees were filed with AndVenture Inc., which conducts business as Epic Health Services, the company did not address the issues or institute a formal process for reporting or handling them.
The citation stated that AndVenture Inc. unlawfully exposed employees to workplace violence that included placing workers in homes where domestic violence occurred. They also pointed out that the assaults and resulting workplace injuries were not recorded properly in line with OSHA standards.
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