Having practiced nursing for pretty much 19 years, I have experienced a variety of workplace environments all having individual needs and legal requirements to fulfil. As the OHA’s role is not static, it is vital to have a framework and that the framework can be administered. This framework is highlighted in the Nursing Midwifery Councils Codes of professional Conduct. More specific to work health the world Health Organizations Guidelines on Work Safe practices Management System, further tense up this framework.
In historical terms, today’s modern work health profession is a relatively new concept. This said, health issues relating to the working environment have always been identified. Hippocrates wrote of various work diseases since 400 B. C. Paracelsus, and Agricola were prominent figures in the 15th century, with an increased exposure of mining and healthhealth Bernardino Ramazzini, industrial facilities, legal requirements, Occupational Health