Psychiatric hospital fined $650,000 for failing to protect its workers in B.C.

February 7, 2019
Canadian Occupational Safety

RICHMOND, B.C. (CP) — WorkSafeBC has fined the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital almost $650,000 for failing to protect the safety of its workers.

The workplace safety agency says the fine is the largest such administrative penalty and was imposed because the hospital in Port Coquitlam didn't ensure the safety of its workers with adequate risk assessments, policies and training to prevent violence.