Hundreds of Connecticut workers filed COVID-related workplace safety complaints. But only two facilities have been fined.
The hospital was cited for failing to properly log several cases of COVID-19 and for not providing “appropriate” face masks.
OSHA opened an investigation after a certified nursing assistant who worked at the hospital died from complications related to COVID-19.
Under Courtney’s bill, the Labor Department would have to issue a rule requiring health care and social service employers to implement workplace violence prevention plans and to report all incidences of workplace violence.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Labor Department has determined the firing of three Charter Oak Health Center employees, who blew the whistle on the facilities’ failure to adequately respond to a tuberculosis exposure, was unlawful. Under a consent order, Charter Oak agreed to pay the three fired employees back pay and “take other corrective action,” the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said.