Nurses deserve the appro­priate PPE to safely care for our patients in this pandemic.

Many legit­i­mate concerns have been voiced about the lack of access to PPE, commu­ni­ca­tions that change day to day, and diffi­culty finding infor­ma­tion about COVID. Because of the concerns about PPE, The Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion made the diffi­cult decision to file a complaint with the Division of Occupa­tional Safety and Health (DOSH) of Labor and Indus­tries (L&I) based on credible reports that nurses did not have access to PPE including N‑95 respi­ra­tors and face masks.

It is impor­tant for both now, and the future, that everyone’s concern on appro­priate PPEs is heard! Please take the time to fill out this very impor­tant intake form prior to 5 p.m. on March 30 so we can submit the results to the DOSH investigator.

In Solidarity,

Barbara Friesen Nurse Repre­sen­ta­tive, bfriesen@wsna.org 206 – 575-7979