Category: Coronavirus

Ohio Nurses Association Calls for a Meaningful Reduction in Nonessential Services to Preserve the Healthcare Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 20, 2020 Contact: Anne Ransone, ONA, 614-975-0485, aransone@ohnurses.org The following statement is attributable to Jessica Frymyer, RN, Chair of the ONA Economic and General Welfare Commission: “Ohio’s slow down rather than shut down mentality must start applying to elective surgeries. Many hospitals across the state have already taken steps to reduce …

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Due to Inapplicable Respirators OSHA Cites Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital

Citation 1 Item 1 a Type of Violation: Serious 29 CFR 19 I0.134(a)(2): The employer did not provide the respirators which were applicable and suitable for the purpose intended: On or about May 6, 2020, the employer failed to provide the appropriate respirator for employee exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Employees were …

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OSU, HEROES WORK HERE & DESERVE A RAISE!

The following statement was released by OSUNO on September 1, 2020: “The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center recently made the disappointing decision to forgo pay increases for those non-unionized staff who have worked tirelessly alongside us throughout the pandemic. Additionally, they have refused to even discuss hero bonuses for nurses that worked for months …

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American Federation of Teachers Secures Personal Protective Equipment for Frontline Healthcare Providers

Nurses, Abandoned by Federal Government and Watching Colleagues Die, Forced to Buy Their Own Masks, Rely on Union Support, Donations. For Immediate Release May 7, 2020 Contact: Oriana Korin 202-374-6103 okorin@aft.org www.aft.org WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers—which represents nearly 200,000 nurses, respiratory specialists, health techs, physicians and other professionals in the healthcare industry, as well …

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ONA Executive Statement on Whistleblower Protection for Nurses in Times of Crisis

Situation: The recent COVID-19 pandemic has created crisis level shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other essential supplies. Across the country many healthcare institutions are disciplining nurses for speaking out to media outlets concerning the lack of needed equipment that is putting their health and the health of the patients they serve in jeopardy. …

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Ohio Nurses Association files OSHA Complaints Against Hospitals Across Ohio, Demands OSHA Do Their Job

“On April 28, 2020, five local bargaining units of the Ohio Nurses Association’s union arm filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of thousands of registered nurses whose lives are put at risk every single day because of unenforced COVID-19 guidelines and personal protective equipment (PPE) standards. The complaints were …

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FREE WEBINAR: Calming the COVID-19 Storm: Delivering Effective Clinical and Nursing Care

Thursday, May 7th 2020 1pm ET / 10am PT The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on an already challenged healthcare system. Because this is a novel virus, clinicians are having to learn quickly how to effectively care for these patients who are some of most complex and unstable patients being seen in acute care …

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