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Intake deadline extended - DOSH Investigation of Safety Complaint
Nurses deserve the appropriate PPE to safely care for our patients in this pandemic. WSNA continues to dialogue with Children’s on a regular basis regarding PPE concerns we are hearing from nurses. We are seeking ongoing feedback regarding your concerns about PPE to aid in the investigation into the DOSH complaint. This complaint was filed on your behalf after many members voiced their concerns about the lack of access to PPE and about unsafe practices around the use/re-use of PPE and the cleaning of PPE.
Please take the time to fill out this very important intake form so we can continue to submit the results to the DOSH investigator. If you have already filled it out, please feel free to participate again with new or updated information. If you have not filled it out, please do so. We are extending the deadline through April 15, 2020. We understand that direction and information change on a day to day basis and from unit to unit so we want to hear from you.
If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.