Tuesday, June 25, 2013

OSHA Alleges 'Workplace Violence' in Citation Against Lakeview

Another 'what the meaning of IS, is'?

By Daymond Steer

EFFINGHAM — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center a citation for allegedly exposing employees to aggressive clients who physically assault them. Lakeview is contesting OSHA.
   According to OSHA, employees are "exposed to physical abuse while working with abusive patients by themselves." The citation is based on an inspection conducted between Dec. 6 and May 20. The inspection was a result of a complaint that was brought forward by former Lakeview employee Nancylee Berman who had been a teacher's assistant at Lakeview for about three months. Berman worked at Lakeview until the end of 2012.

   Berman said she left Lakeview so quickly because she felt the clients were not being served and because she felt her safety was in jeopardy because Lakeview admitted dangerous clients it couldn't handle. 


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