Compared to what people live with in other areas I'm almost ashamed to vent this but I gotta let it go! We had a couple of inches of snow after midnight and the temp actually rose.The roads were good but when I arrived at work the parking lot was a sheet of black ice.Numerous staff slipped and fell and there was a car accident IN THE FREAKING PARKING LOT! Where was the nursing supervisor?Did she assess the situation? Did anyone THINK to tell the night shift guards to prep the lots prior to shift change? Did they think " Wow,look at that snow,maybe I had better check the sidewalks and parking lot? NO! The crap should really HIT the FAN tomorrow but my DON has a history of blaming the STAFF in this type of situation.We have been told to carry shovels and salt in our cars and that our "stupid shoes" caused us to slip...I'm telling you and I mean this- the next time I roll up in there to a mess like this mornings fiasco I am calling from the car and sitting right in the parking lot until the area is treated.I could fall and get injured to the extent of never being able to work the floor again.....Yikes....
Our maintenance dept is not allowed to adjust the heating/air conditioning without word from nursing-that's just the way it is.The nursing supervisors, DON and the admin are ultimatly responsible,IMHO.And telling ME to "plan a head and bring shoes or boots" is missing the point.1#-the area has to be accessible to emergency vehicles and staff and #2 unless you have spiked boots you are not walking across ice and I draw the line at crawling on my hands and knees. The bottom line is it is the reponsibility of adminstration-they must maintain a safe work environment for employees.That particular supervisor GOES OUTSIDE TO SMOKE every 30 to 40 mins all nite so I'm pretty sure she saw the conditions.
Last edit by ktwlpn on Jan 10, '13