Sectors introduced healthy workplace project.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Occupational health and safety (Services)
|Publication:||Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032|
|Issue:||Date: Oct, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 9|
|Topic:||Event Code: 360 Services information|
|Product:||Product Code: 8000500 Employee Health & Safety NAICS Code: 62 Health Care and Social Assistance|
|Organization:||Organization: New Zealand Nurses Organisation|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand|
NZNO is in the first stages of introducing its healthy workplace
project to the primary health care (PHC) and private hospital sectors.
Industrial adviser with responsibility for both these sectors, Chris
Wilson, said the first stage of the healthy workplace projects was to
raise members' awareness of the seven elements of safe staffing and
how these contributed to achieving healthy workplaces. The second stage
is to map worksites against the seven elements and work with members on
a plan to resolve any issues that may be indentified. Ultimately, NZNO
is keen to implement joint NZNO/employer healthy workplace forums in as
many workplaces as possible, and wants members to be fully involved and
take ownership of the project.
In PHC, workplaces with more than ten members will be targeted and in both sectors the project will be discussed whenever the opportunity arises, eg professional forums, education sessions and workplace meetings.
NZNO has produced a range of resources to support the project, including a poster on the seven elements of safe staffing (above), a power point presentation on the history of safe staffing and healthy workplaces, and a sector-specific healthy workplace pamphlet.
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