Cal/OSHA Public Hearing on Workplace Violence Prevention Thursday, Dec. 17, Sacramento

With state regulators close to putting the final touches on rules to prevent workplace violence in hospitals, nurses from throughout California, members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, will testify at the Cal/OSHA Standard's Board public hearing this Thursday in Sacramento, to urge regulators to pass the regulations as soon as possible. The new regulations are mandated by legislation, SB 1299, the Healthcare Workplace Violence Prevention Act, sponsored by CNA last year and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Thursday's public hearing on the proposed regulations marks the conclusion of a 45-day written comment period on the new regulations.

California Nurses Association
December 16, 2015

Nurses Urge Council to Pass Legislation to Ensure Hospital Safety

Washington, D.C. -- Registered nurses today urged the District of Columbia Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services to promptly pass legislation to ensure that hospitals create plans and take necessary action to protect patients, health care workers, and others from violence in hospitals.

December 10, 2015

Maine Nurses Oppose the TPP RNs Tell Commission Agreement Poses Health Risks

Bangor – Citing the grave public health and safety dangers the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would pose for American patients, consumers, and workers, registered nurses spokeout at a Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission hearing against the global trade pact and called on the Maine Legislature to oppose the deal.

Maine State Nurses Association
December 9, 2015

Excessive Health Care Injuries Can be Prevented by Bill Requiring Safe Patient Handling Practices

Beth Piknick was 21 years into her nursing career when she helped another nurse move a patient into bed at Cape Cod Hospital. That movement – performed by nurses every day across the country – sent a stabbing pain into Piknick’s back and derailed her career as an Intensive Care Unit nurse.

Massachusetts Nurses Association
December 7, 2015

From Paris to Los Angeles The Climate Crisis is a Public Health Crisis

Nurses and environmental activists will converge for an action in downtown Los Angeles today to demand a global agreement that reduces greenhouse gas pollution and supports a sustainable energy future at United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, that began Monday in Paris. Organizers predict that the Los Angeles climate action will be even larger than expected since the French government prohibited the mass mobilizations that were planned in Paris on the eve of the summit, citing the heightened security situation.

California Nurses Association
December 3, 2015