Health and Safety

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The front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Nurses welcome Supreme Court order on health care workers, dismayed safety for other workers ignored

The court order should be a signal to the Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration to take the next necessary step — extending the Emergency Temporary Standard.

National Nurses United
January 13, 2022

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News

Why Violence Against Nurses Has Spiked in the Last Decade

Here’s an alarming statistic: Around one in four nurses has been physically attacked at work in the last year. Patients often kick, scratch, and grab them; in rare cases even kill them. In fact, there are nearly as many violent injuries in the healthcare industry as there are in all other industries combined.

Alexia Fernández Campbell writing for The Atlantic
December 5, 2016

Blog

Nurses outside hospital hold signs "Keep nurses and patients safe"

'Treat us better': Nurses flee hospital jobs because working conditions aren't safe

Nurses are unwilling to risk their licenses or their patients’ lives by working in unsafe conditions.

Bonnie Castillo, Executive Director of National Nurses United
October 11, 2021