Occupational Health Nurse

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The role of the Occupational Health Nurse is key in any working environment. Why is this so important? In order to provide a safe environment for our staff and in the case of a medical facility, our patients. I believe it is important for a qualified Nurse to be trained in the role of Occupational Health. I am speaking from first hand experience as a year ago I was asked to take on the role of safety officer for our clinic. Although not in the same capacity of an Occupational health nurse I was fortunate enough to be sent on some training courses in order to facilitate the role, much of the same dynamics were applied. I learned valuable information to assess workplace hazards and to identify potential problems. I think it is important to have specifically trained staff i.e. the forensic nurse to be able to thoroughly investigate environmental issues when they occur.

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