Occupational health nurses

Occupational health nurses are nurses who have obtained specialist qualifications in occupational health. They advise employers and others on first aid needs and training, as well as assessing risk factors in the workplace

Occupational health nurses are nurses who have obtained specialist qualifications in occupational health. They advise employers and others on first aid needs and training, as well as assessing risk factors in the workplace. Occupational health nurses also carry out health/monitoring checks on workers as part of on-going health and safety monitoring programs.
 
Other roles which occupational health nurses carry out include:
  • education of employers, workers and others to improve health and safety in the workplace
  • investigating specific problems and actions which impact on health and safety in the workplace, and 
  • providing advice to health and safety inspectors on work health issues.  
What if I need an occupational health nurse?
 
The Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses no longer exists. Occupational health nurses can be found through some private sector recruitment or employment agencies specialising in health and safety professionals

[Last updated 5 June 2018]

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