August 11, 2014

Inadequate Workplace Violence Safeguards at Rikers Island Correctional Facility

Corizon Health Inc faces a $71,000 fine following an inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA). Corizon provides medical, dental and psychiatric services to inmates at the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York City and according to OSHA, knowingly failed to protect its employees adequately against workplace violence and assault.

OSHA cited Corizon for one willful violation for failing to develop and implement an effective workplace violence prevention program for its employees at Rikers. A willful violation is one committed with intentional or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.

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