OSHA use of general duty clause in citations troubles commissioners

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

John Ho was quoted in Business Insurance about OSHA's use of the general duty clause. A 25-year-old recent college graduate with no prior experience in social work or working with the mentally ill was hired by the Owings Mills, Maryland-based company and assigned to a client with schizophrenia. The client had a prior criminal record and attacked the employee with a knife, stabbing her nine times and killing her. “If you look at the Integra case, they did not reject the application in a workplace violence setting, which I think is important,” said John.

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