In 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a report assessing the nation’s need for occupational safety and health services. The report found the “future national demand for occupational safety and health services will significantly outstrip the number of professionals with the necessary training, education and experience to provide such services.”
Chemicals such as bisphenol A (BPA), formaldehyde, solvents and pesticides have been shown to impact the reproductive health of men and women who are exposed to them at work.
Infectious disease risks often pose a serious problem in the workplace. From the seasonal flu to respiratory diseases, a plethora of infectious diseases is responsible for worker illnesses, and in worse-case scenarios, death.
The workplace presents an opportunity for nurses to use strategic thinking and apply critical reasoning in support of clinical excellence and business objectives. I call this opportunity “nursing beyond nursing.”
As more companies send employees on global travel, it’s important for safety and health managers to have a proper infection control system. If an employee contracts an infectious disease, the possibility of spreading it throughout the company could develop into a serious problem for the employer.
On July 28, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners mark the World Hepatitis Day to increase awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis and the diseases that it causes.
A recent blog post by my colleague Jonathan Jacobi about the appropriate use of humor in workplace safety training has me thinking about the application of humor in other situations, such as personal health crises, natural disasters and global pandemics.
Kudos to employers who offer employees health promotion programs, even when they are preaching to the choir or their message is falling on deaf ears. They believe in the value of prevention.
Home healthcare employee health and safety at a glance:
The word navigator conjures up an image of an expert guide who ensures our safety on stormy seas.