Weekly Poll: Blowing the whistle

By: July 13th, 2009 Email This Post Print This Post

When healthcare workers witness a potentially serious infection control or safety violation, it’s their duty to point it out the proper authority. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. Employees might fear for their jobs or their careers if they they see a colleague making an egregious error.

After some of the unsafe injection practices that occurred in Nevada last year the state passed laws providing more protection to “whistle blowers,” but would you feel comfortable pointing out IC or safety problems in your facility?

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By kimberly mislevy on July 15th, 2009 at 10:11 am

Being the OSHA Officer for our company I would have no problem turning someone in, however MY co-workers will not do the same,they even have a problem just coming to me or a supervisor,they feel that nothing will change, or be taken care of, I try to insure them that things will change, some times it takes a little time we are new and I have only been doing this job for 6 months so I’m still learning also. Is there a specific chain of command for turning someone in?


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