VA Facilities Cited For Safety, Health Violations

By: Ja'Mein Beale - Fri, 25 May 2012 12:43:03 -0800

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) - Four medical facilities for veterans in Northern California have been cited for more than two dozen safety and health violations.
According to reports,  federal inspectors found the hazards at the Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in November and January.
The U.S. Department of Labor this month announced the 25 violations, which range from exposed syringes to overflowing trash cans of biohazardous waste.
Officials say the VA hospital in Mather and the outpatient clinic in Martinez each had one minor violation and 10 "serious" violations, which are considered to potentially cause immediate harm or death.
There were two serious violations at the outpatient clinic in Oakland and one violation at the outpatient clinic at the Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield.
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