Ebola Prevention for AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Members

October, 27, 2014 

During the past several weeks, the United States has taken measures to protect the health and safety of its citizens against the threat of the Ebola virus. As health care workers treat existing cases and prevent the spread of the virus, it is vital that our medical centers are prepared with the proper protocols and training to safely and effectively battle this sickness.

So far, many hospitals across the country have been slow or faulty in implementing infectious disease procedures. As a result, health care workers, along with those working in patient transport, intake, laboratory, and environmental services have been unnecessarily exposed to this deadly disease.

AFSCME has been and will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds. However, we have taken several steps we believe will lead to increased safety for those treating victims of the disease:

AFSCME Ohio Council 8 is committed to protecting the workers who put themselves at risk in order to keep others safe. As this situation develops, we will continue our efforts to ensure that Council 8 members are working in the safest environment possible.