UHS in Doylestown fined by OSHA

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined Foundations Behavioral Health in Doylestown, a unit of Universal Health Services, $36,701 for failing to protect workers from physical assaults by patients, to conduct an annual review of its bloodborne-pathogen program, and to provide appropriate training to registered nurses and mental-health technicians.

OSHA began its inspection in May, after receiving complaints of assaults by patients on improperly protected workers at the 60-bed mental-health facility. 

Universal Health, which is based in King of Prussia, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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