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August/September 2020 (vol. 17/2)

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SURVEY: Occupational health and the COVID-19 pandemic, part 2

Part 2: professional positives and lessons learnt

Summary:

The final part of our exclusive survey considers the ‘professional positives’ and lessons learnt by OH practitioners from working during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes an analysis of their views on what should be done to ensure the professions are better prepared for future pandemics or similar crises.

Organisations should routinely carry out business-continuity planning exercises and have procedures in place to ensure their occupational health (OH) team can readily work from home while maintaining secure access to OH files. OH professionals also need access to a single, ‘one-stop shop’ source of current evidence-based information and guidance to help provide accurate advice to employers and the workforce. These are just some of the findings in the second report of the Occupational Health at Work survey of occupational health practitioners’ experiences of working during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic…

John Ballard, editor

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2020 (vol. 17/2) pp15-21

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