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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has recently been charged by the Ministry of Labour for failure to protect a worker from workplace violence.
The MOL laid four charges against CAMH, all related to the health and safety of workers including a claim of insufficient information and a failure to follow procedure to protect a worker from workplace violence. The charges stem from the alleged beating of a nurse by a patient while she was on the job.
According the CAMH blog, a CAMH nurse was injured by a patient, and another nurse who tried to intervene was also injured. CAMH reported the incident the Ministry who has investigated thoroughly but has yet to issue a report. Toronto Police have also been investigating the matter.
To read more about what CAMH is doing to improve the safety of their workers, please read their blog about the incident by clicking here.

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