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RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

RNs Rally, Testify at Last Public Hearing. Cal/OSHA Workplace Violence Regulations to be Finalized.

On Wed. April 1, registered nurses will rally in front of the Harris State Building, to share personal stories of workplace violence—and to voice continued support for the highest level of protections, as new California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) hospital workplace violence regulations move through their final public hearing. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/15 More »

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood Hospital RNs and Supporters to Hold a “Help Nurses Care for the Community” Rally 4/1

Norwood, Mass. -- The registered nurses working at Norwood Hospital, and supporters will hold a community rally on Wednesday, April 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to call attention to the nurses’ hopes of protecting and advancing patient care at the hospital. The rally will be held at the Aaron Guild Park near the hospital inside Washington, Central and Guild Streets in Norwood. —Massachusetts Nurses Association , 03/30/15 More »

Alta Bates To Face Fines For Failing To Follow Infectious Disease Protocols

Alta Bates To Face Fines For Failing To Follow Infectious Disease Protocols

The Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has been fined by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for willfully violating safety protocols that put staff, patients and visitors at high risk of contracting infectious diseases. Ironically, this violation was discovered as Cal/OSHA personnel were investigating the hospital for another safety transgression. —Dianne Depra, Tech Times, 03/27/15 More »

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Alpena RNs Unanimously Reject Contract Offer, Demand Quality Care for Their Patients

Registered nurses from the Alpena Regional Medical Center in Alpena, MI have voted unanimously to reject a recent contract offer from the employer. The nurses are represented by the Michigan Nurses Association, Michigan’s largest organization for frontline nurses. —Ann Sincox, Michigan Nurses Association, 03/27/15 More »

North County Cares Coalition to Hold Day of Action for Restoration of a Full Service Hospital

North County Cares Coalition to Hold Day of Action for Restoration of a Full Service Hospital

On the one-year anniversary of the illegal closing of North Adams Regional Hospital on March 28, 2014the North County Cares Coalition (NCCC) is hosting a day of action and demonstrations as part of a year-long effort to restore a full service hospital to meet the significant health care needs of the 37,000 residents of Northern Berkshire County who are currently going without access to needed services, and are forced to travel a long distance to receive services they used to receive close to home. —North County Cares Coalition press release, 03/26/15 More »

Despite High Rates of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

Despite High Rates of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action

As NPR has been reporting in its Injured Nurses series, nursing employees suffer more back and arm injuries than just about any other occupations, but studies show that hospitals can reduce the number of injuries dramatically if they buy special equipment to move patients and conduct intensive training to teach the staff how to use it. —Daniel Zwerdling, NPR, 03/24/15 More »

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