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    Occupational Health – What Is the BIG Picture of OH?

    OHAs can contribute by helping managers manage sick leave more effectively. The nurse may be involved in helping to train line managers and supervisors on how to best use the HO service, how to refer staff, what kind of information will be needed, what to expect from occupational health. By developing transparent referral procedures, ensuring that medical confidentiality is maintained and that workers’ rights are respected, the OHA can do much to ensure that employees referred for evaluation due to sick leave are comfortable with the process. OH nurses, with their close relationships with workers, knowledge of the work environment, and trends in ill health in the company, are often…