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CAMH faces charges over worker safety violations

The Ministry of Labour has laid charges against the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) over worker safety violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

All four charges are 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.

It’s believed the charges are connected to the alleged beating of a nurse – while on the job – by a patient. An OPSEU spokeswoman is still working to confirm the incident and the charges are connected.

CAMH in Toronto is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital.

The first court appearance has been scheduled for Feb. 5, 2015.