ERIC Number: ED166413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The New Nurse in Industry. A Guide for the Newly Employed Occupational Health Nurse.
Lee, Jane A.
These guidelines for professional nurses and employers in industrial settings present basic and fundamental nursing principles, duties, and responsibilities in the practice of occupational health. The content is presented in four chapters. The first briefly introduces occupational health. Chapter 2 on occupational health nursing service covers several topics, including the following: employment qualifications; employment policies; the health unit design and facility; the occupational health program and team; and program activities and services. These program activities are in the areas of medical monitoring and physical examination, absenteeism and disaster control, hearing and vision, health and safety education, rehabilitation, use of community resources, and the expanded role of the nurse. Chapter 3 describes the work setting, including a history of occupational health, the American Labor Movement, the corporate structure, and the plant profile. The last chapter focuses on current health and safety legislation which influences the health and safety of the American labor force, such as Workers' Compensation, the Social Security Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Suggested readings are included in each of the four chapters. Sources for health and safety education, sources for consultation and assistance, a statement for certification of occupational health nurses, and sample forms are appended. (EM)
Descriptors: Certification, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, Guides, Health Programs, Health Services, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Structure, Nurses, Nursing, Primary Health Care, Program Development, Program Guides
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHEW/PHS), Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Technical Services.
Identifiers: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970; United States
Note: Parts of appendix marginally legible due to small print