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Queensland nurses fearful of contracting COVID-19 have lodged a dispute with the industrial umpire, saying they can’t trust the protective gear they’re given.



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Nurses have lodged a dispute against Queensland’s health department over fears ill-fitting protective gear could see them infected with coronavirus.
The nurses’ union is taking Queensland Health to the industrial relations commission demanding assurances that respiratory protection equipment is being properly fit tested and checked.
The commission is due to hear the matter at 2pm on Wednesday.
The union has particular concerns about what’s being done to ensure the safe use of P2/N95 respirators,…

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