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.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3 to 6 p.m.
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