INFECTION CONTROL/ OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Infection controls are put in place as preventative measures to stop the spread of illnesses and diseases within the NSHN Blind River Site and the community.  We offer health services such as influenza immunization to employees, and infection control education to all staff and the community.  We stress the importance of hand hygiene as many diseases/infections can be prevented from spreading with this simple routine.  NSHN Blind River Site has maintained a 82.9% flu vaccination rate among staff which has lead us to be one of the highest percentages in the Algoma District for the 2014-15 year.

The Occupational Health Department is responsible for the general health and safety of the employees and visitors to the NSHN Blind River site. The Occupational Health nurse performs many duties such as planning, developing and directing occupational health service activities and programs; counseling and referring employees as required; communicating/collaborating with others on health and safety issues and related policy development; and developing and maintaining complete and accurate health records of individual employees (health and work histories, results of health examinations, medical and lab reports, health surveillance, immunizations, etc).

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Group Program provides incentives for workplaces to develop sustainable health and safety programs, rewards demonstrated achievements in health and safety and supports mentoring and networking within the group to achieve success.

* Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm