Workplace health nurses are registered general nurses who observe and evaluate the health states of the worker with respect to tasks and hazards. By using specialized experience and education, these nurses recognize and prevent dangerous exhibitions in the workplace and treat workers’ injuries / diseases.
These nurses bring their nurse expertise to all industries, including meat packaging, manufacturing, construction and health.
They know a special knowledge of the dangers in the workplace and include the principles of industrial hygiene of engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment. OHNs also have knowledge of toxicology and epidemiology as related to the employee and at the workplace.
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Observation and evaluation of the worker and the work environment
Interpretation and evaluation of the worker’s medical and professional history, subjective complaints and physical examinations, screening tests, industrial hygiene monitoring values and personal exhibition
Evaluation of the work environment for potential hazards or exhibitions
Management of disease and professional and non-occupational injuries
In Ireland, a work nurse at work should have:
Registration with an altrane edge.
A recognized professional health qualification that could be:
A certificate in health and social well-being at work.
A degree in health and social well-being at work.
A diploma in health and hygiene.
A diploma in nursing health at work.
BSC on occupational safety and health management.
BCS in safety and occupational health.
Masters in applied sciences (health of safety and well-being at work).
MSC in health and hygiene.
The Ireland Occupational Health Nurses Association (OHNAI) is a national body of nurses who work as individual practitioners or team members in a work environment. The main role is to develop educational pathways for these nurses in Ireland through meetings, conferences, newsletters and other connections.
These nurses are primarily responsible for health care at the workplace. The standards of their vocational training and their training have been raised. These are the main players in providing high quality services to working populations around the world. They work independently or as part of a team are on the front line to offer high quality services at work. Many changes come into force on the discipline because of the new demands and expectations of employers, employees and their representative bodies, as they recognize the economic benefits, health and health benefits from occupational health services.