Don’t Panic! What EH and OM Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

Don’t Panic! What EH and OM Employers Need to Know About Monkeypox

Amid COVID precautions, employers are now facing the challenge of reducing the new public health threat posed by the monkeypox virus (MPV). As of October 4, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control recorded 26,194 cases of monkeypox in the U.S.1 Because this is the first time MPV has caused widespread illness, it can be difficult…

The Role of OccHealth Nurses as Teachers and Health Experts

The Role of OccHealth Nurses as Teachers and Health Experts

Occupational Health (OccHealth) nurses need to stay abreast of changing public health situations and regulations to keep the workplace healthy and compliant. They also need to communicate this knowledge to employees. Below, we’ll look at ways OccHealth nurses can manage their roles as teachers and health experts in healthcare settings. Managing Challenges in Healthcare Settings…

Net Health Webinar Talks About Occupational Health Standardization Do’s and Don’ts

Net Health Webinar Talks About Occupational Health Standardization Do’s and Don’ts

On September 9, 2022, Net Health co-sponsored a webinar with Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) titled “Process Standardization Do’s and Don’ts.” The webinar covered: The definition of process standardization The types of Standard Operating Policies and Procedures (SOPs) Reasons companies (from healthcare to retail and manufacturing) should create SOPs Steps for writing an SOP What…

Employee Health and the New Bivalent COVID Booster Shots

Employee Health and the New Bivalent COVID Booster Shots

In June of 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised the manufacturers of COVID vaccines to update their formulas to prevent the highly contagious Omicron variant.1  Below, we’ll look at what Employee Health departments need to know about ensuring healthcare workers are knowledgeable about and ready to receive these booster shots when they…

Respirator Fit Test and Flu Season for Employee Health: How to Manage it Together

Respirator Fit Test and Flu Season for Employee Health: How to Manage it Together

Each year, Employee Health (EH) departments implement core prevention strategies for the seasonal flu and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respiratory Protection standard, which includes annual fit testing. Not only do these tasks get added to an already busy schedule, but they require multiple moving parts in order to: Below, we’ll look at…

How Employee Health Nurses Can Stay Up-to-Date on COVID Vaccine Information

How Employee Health Nurses Can Stay Up-to-Date on COVID Vaccine Information

As an Employee Health (EH) nurse, you’re probably under increasing pressure to serve as a source of the best and most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and its vaccines, boosters, and variants. With healthcare workers (HCWs) largely on par with the rest of the population regarding vaccine hesitancy, a hard job is even more challenging.1 What…

Upcoming Flu Season & Employee Health: What to Know

Upcoming Flu Season & Employee Health: What to Know

Pandemic precautions such as masking, hand washing, and social distancing helped reduce flu cases in 2020 and 2021. While that’s good news, diligently avoiding pathogens is likely to result in lower levels of immunity to the flu in 2022/2023.1 Low influenza rates could also complicate the creation of the next flu vaccine, which depends on…