Occupational Health

Study Shows Healthcare Professionals Often Care for Patients While Ill

June 18, 2019

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a study published today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of Am

Vaccination: A Key Weapon in the Occupational Health Arsenal

October 31, 2018

One of the key interventions in occupational health is vaccination, particularly to protect against influenza. Flu among healthcare personnel (HCP) can lead to lost workdays and can spread to other workers and to patients who are at significant risk of serious flu complications.

Occupational Health: Joining Forces With Infection Prevention

October 31, 2018

By Kelly M. Pyrek

Two cornerstones of a culture of safety in the healthcare environment are occupational health (OH) services and infection prevention and control (IPC), and without direct communication and collaboration, healthcare personnel and patient safety can be jeopardized.