ST. PETER, Minn. - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the Minnesota Security Hospital for its working conditions.
The state Department of Human Services (DHS) confirms OSHA inspectors visited the hospital earlier this month. Details on the citation won't be available until after it's resolved with DHS, which hasn't decided whether to challenge it.
The St. Peter hospital, which houses patients who are committed for being dangerous or mentally ill, is operating on a conditional license because of previous findings of maltreatment.
Minnesota Public Radio News reports DHS released a statement which says the hospital has made significant progress in employee safety by increasing staff and training.
The state Legislature allocated $56 million last session to redesign the facility to make it safer for staff and patients.