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Flashcards in Occupational Health Nursing Deck (14):
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what is OSHA

federal agency that sets exposure standards and is responsible for enforcement of safety and health legislation

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what is NIOSH

federal agency ensuring safe and healthy working conditions by conducting scientific research, gathering info, and providing education/training in safety/health

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American assoc of occupation health nurses (AAOHN)

professional assoc of nurses working in business setting to ensure the health/safety of workers, population and community groups

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occupational health nursing begins with

assessment of worker/workplace

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hazards in the workplace

biological
chemical
physical
psycho-social

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epidemiological triad

host, agent, environment

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practice models

hanasaari
collaboration and reciprocation

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what is ergonomics

study of relationship between people and their working environment

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what are biological hazards

hazards from living organisms

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what are chemical hazards

liquids, solids, dusts, fumes, vapors and gases

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what are physical hazards

transfer of physical energy to workers

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what are psycho-social hazards

organizational fxrs and interpersonal relationships in the workplace that affect workers health

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primary responsibility of occupational health nursing

injury prevention/health promotion, recognizing conditions that may be harmful to worker or community

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what is root cause analysis

understanding/solving a problem - determining what happened, why, and what can be done to prevent re-occurrence