Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals


Newly totaled data from 2021 shows Washington health­care workers filed a record number of workplace safety complaint forms, an increase touted by health­care worker unions as reason for safe-staffing standards legislation.

Members of UFCW 21, SEIU Health­care 1199NW and the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion filed 8,649 safety complaint forms in 2021 – the total number of forms submitted between workers of all three unions in 2019 was 2,865.

These forms detail staffing complaints and viola­tions, inade­quate equip­ment, and patient and staff safety concerns, and the unions are claiming they add to the urgency for passing safe staffing standards in Olympia this session.


AUBURN REPORTER: Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals (1/13/22)