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As you may have heard, on Oct. 9, WSNA filed a workplace violence complaint with the Division of Occupa­tional Safety & Health of the Washington State Depart­ment of Labor & Indus­tries, regarding safety issues at KRMC. As a result of filing that claim, Tammy Garren, GSP, Safety Inspector with the Depart­ment of Labor and Indus­tries, started an unannounced visit the following morning (Oct. 10). She is here to inves­ti­gate the viola­tions WSNA cited in the complaint.

While she is at the hospital, she will be accom­pa­nied by Christina Mackey and Nicole Searls. You have a right to request that they leave the room. You are protected by L&I against any retal­i­a­tion. If you feel intim­i­dated by asking upper manage­ment to leave the room, ask your WSNA Local Unit repre­sen­ta­tives to be present. On-site inter­views are during work time. This will not be counted as your lunch or break.

Opportunity to speak with L&I inspector (without hospital management interference at an off-campus location) #

Many of you may have already had the oppor­tu­nity to speak with Tammy. If you have not spoken with her, or you would like to follow up with her, she will be avail­able to meet with nurses privately on Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16 at an off-campus location. We have reserved a suite at:

Home2 Suites by Hilton Richland
2861 Lincoln Landing
Richland, Washington 99352

Ask for room number at the desk – the reser­va­tion is under WSNA.

Oct. 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3 to 6 p.m.

Oct. 16
7:30 to 9 a.m.

You also have the option of contacting her directly:

Tammy Garren, GSP
D: 509 – 886-6553
C: 509 – 222-8804
1 – 800-292‑5920
Fax: 509 – 886-6510

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