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ONA sets the standard for nursing practice in Ohio. We stay on top of pressing issues such as safe staffing, workplace violence, patient safety, social media, law and rules and more. Click on Resources above to see everything we’re watching for you.

ONA News

OSHA Tells Court It Intends to Prioritize Development of Permanent Standard to Protect Healthcare Workers from Exposure to Infectious Diseases February 22, 2021

For Immediate Release February 22, 2021 AFT, AFSCME, WSNA, and UNAC/UHCP Sued Trump’s OSHA in October for Neglecting Frontline Healthcare Workers as COVID-19 Raged In New Filing, Biden Admin Agrees to Update Court on OSHA’s Priorities in 60 Days; Parties Request That Case Be Put on Hold   Contacts: Charisma… Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls for At-Risk Populations to Address Vaccine Hesitancy February 17, 2021

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have scheduled a series of COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls with medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals to address common concerns and questions among specific populations. As Ohio continues to roll out the COVID-19… Read more

Nurses at Akron General Say Yes to New Contract February 12, 2021

The Ohio Nurses Association members secure salary, staffing wins AKRON, Ohio – Late Thursday, February 11, 2021, Ohio Nurses Association members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a new three-year deal with Akron General Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic. The unit consists of nearly 850 union nurses. The nurses were able to retain important… Read more

Ohio Vaccine Preparedness Office Weekly Update February 11, 2021

Pandemic Vaccine News & Updates February 8, 2021 • Ohio launching new Vaccine Management Solution (VMS) – The VMS, rolling out to providers on a staggered schedule this week, will help Ohioans determine COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and offer streamlined scheduling, eliminating the need to make numerous phone calls or visit… Read more