What is Occupational Health ? WHERE TO FIND US Occupational Health is a relatively new branch of medicine which deals with health and work and the surroundings in which you work may affect your health and how your health may affect your ability to cope with your work. The Occupational Health Service is a rapidly evolving discipline and requires a specialist knowledge to keep abreast of the latest developments. The Occupational Health Department of this hospital specialises in the provision of professional occupational health advice and services to all employees of the hospital. Occupational Health Physicians: Dr. Dominick P Natin Occupational Health Nurses: Maria Lenehan The hospital authorities recognize that treatment for personal illness should be provided by the employee’s own family doctor. The Occupational Health Department does not offer a general practice service to employees. Unlike your general practitioner who provides treatment for illnesses and injuries, our work is mainly preventative and we aim to protect you from unnecessary risk to your health at work. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Ltd. Eccles Street, Dublin 7 Ph direct dial 01-803 extn 2813 Fax 01 – 8032909 Email [email protected] Opening Hours Mon – Thurs. 08:00 – 16:30 Fri 08:00 – 15:30 Mary Connolly Monica Donnelly Administration: Teresa Hannon SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE: ADVICE IS GIVEN Immunisation of Staff ( e.g hepatitis B) Compliance with Regulations Health Surveillance Accident Assessments & Reporting Post Inoculation Injury Assessment Toxic Substances in the Workplace Pre-placement Health Assessment Ergonomics Assessments of Absence Attributed to Rehabilitation of ill or Injured Workers Ill Health Occupational Mental Health Counselling Referral Food Hygiene Protocols for Food Handlers Vision Screening Pregnancy Risk Assessments Audiology when / if required Spirometry (Lung Function Tests) Workplace Inspections . . ON : Health Promotion Noise Radiation First Aid The Department is Located at 398 North Circular Road The Occupational Health Department aims to promote an maintain the physical, mental and social wellbeing of employees in the hospital. The emphasis of the services provided is on the protection of employees from the possible adverse effects of work related activity and on health promotion. The Department provides a range of services for employees. Some of these services derive from legal requirements (e.g. the Health and Safety at Work Act). Other services are part of an investment by the hospital in the health and productivity of the hospital’s employees. The Occupational Health Department maintains CONFIDENTIALITY in its relationship with employees. All other Areas Involving Health in the Workplace Talks and Lectures can be arranged through the Occupational Health Department. This leaflet has been prepared to show the range of services available.
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