Support HB 1155 / SB 5190 for patient safety!
Health care worker fatigue is major patient safety issue. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and we know that health care worker fatigue leads to errors.
Yet, Washington hospitals are running nurses and other frontline health care workers ragged -- not allowing time for meal and rest breaks and requiring mandatory overtime, which means working 12, 13, 14 or more hours -- often without a break!
Tell your legislators to support HB 1155 and SB 5190 which would ensure uninterrupted breaks and would close the dangerous mandatory overtime loophole – and to oppose SB 5344, an industry-driven bill that would roll back worker protections that exist under current law.