In a recent post, I discussed the rights of healthcare organizations to mandate flu vaccinations and for employees to decline them. Other types of industries are also wrestling with this issue. Many employers have business needs, worker protection and public health concerns that may justify a flu vaccine policy.
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.
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.
The word navigator conjures up an image of an expert guide who ensures our safety on stormy seas.
We are thrilled to report that Cathy Loiselle, MSN, RN, COHN-S, is this year’s recipient of the UL-AAOHN Workplace Health and Safety Stewardship Award. Cathy accepted the award this morning at the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses’ annual national conference in Las Vegas.
Employer engagement exists when the values and practices of a company support the needs of society as well as the profitability of the business.
This is my fourth post in a five-part series on workplace health and safety trends for 2013, taking off on my forecast for 2012.
This is the third post of five in which I discuss trends for 2013, bringing you up to date on my predictions from last year.