MNA and NNU Renew Call for Halt of COVID-19 Mask Decontamination Processes After UMass Scientist Questions Safety of Re-Used Masks Due to Lack of Rigorous Testing – #NNU #Nurses #COVID19 #PPEDecontamination

National Nurses United PPE Decontamination Statements and Materials Beginning in March 2020, many hospitals and other healthcare employers have turned to decontaminating single-use N95 respirators to be reused multiple times, given reports of PPE shortages. Several states have now begun reopening but have not taken substantial action to increase PPE production. Instead, states and employers … Continue reading MNA and NNU Renew Call for Halt of COVID-19 Mask Decontamination Processes After UMass Scientist Questions Safety of Re-Used Masks Due to Lack of Rigorous Testing – #NNU #Nurses #COVID19 #PPEDecontamination

Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines – #Safety #COVID19 #OSHA

A Tyson Foods Inc., poultry processing plant is seen on the Eastern Shore in Temperanceville, Va. (Steve Helber/AP) The governor’s office said the rules were prompted in large part by the lack of enforcement by the federal agency tasked with upholding workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. By Eli Rosenberg  June 24, 2020 … Continue reading Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines – #Safety #COVID19 #OSHA