TITLE EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY. DATE 041889

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Institutional Policy for Occupational Health and Safety
WORKERS’ HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM POLICY & PROCEDURE

*Adapted with authorization of Prof. George Delclos, University of Texas, School of Medicine


                MANUAL: POLICY NO: HR400
                SECTION: Human Resources PROC. No: HR400
                TITLE: EMPLOYEE HEALTH POLICY. DATE: 04/18/89
                RESP: OHS Unity DATE: 07/11/00
                DISTRIBUTION: All Entities


                POLICY STATEMENT

                It is a policy of the Santa Ifigenia Specialty Clinic that services provided
                by the Occupational Health and Safety Program shall include, but not be
                limited to, performing pre-placement and periodic health assessments,
                administering first aid, vaccinating for certain diseases, providing health
                education and counseling, maintaining employee injury and health
                records, promoting wellness, evaluating and managing on-the-job
                injuries, and processing and managing employees’ leaves of absence and
                long-term disability.

                PROCEDURE

                1.00 Procedure
                1.10 A prospective employee will have a pre-placement health assessment
                coordinated by the Occupational Health and Safety Unit – OHSU (see HR
                Policy 401 Pre-Placement Health Assessment).

                1.20 Minor injuries will be treated by the Occupational Health and Safety
                Unit ― OHSU― nurse. Injuries that require a physician's care will be
                treated by the Medical Director of the OHSU, a licensed Medical Doctor or
                the St. Luke Emergency Centre’s physician or other physician as indicated.

                1.30 Employee Health records are maintained in confidence unless
                information would directly affect an individual's job performance, their
                health and well-being, or that of other employees, patients, and visitors.

                1.40 Employee injury records will be maintained in accordance with
                Worker's Compensation laws.

                1.50 All vaccinations and immunizations are voluntary. An employee's
                refusal to receive the recommended vaccine or immunization will be
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documented by the Employee Assistance Program nurse on their health
record.

1.60 An employee exposed to a potentially infectious agent will be
evaluated and receive treatment when indicated according to St. Luke
Hospital’s policy (see HR 402 Illness in the Workplace).

1.70 An employee who becomes ill while on duty may be seen in the
Occupational Health and Safety Unit – OHSU for assessment, counseling,
and referral, if required.

1.80 Periodic health assessments are conducted by the Occupational Health and
Safety Unit – OHSU to promote wellness and healthy life-styles.

1.90 The Occupational Health and Safety Unit is open Monday through
Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and is staffed by Registered Nurses who
are available each day during business hours. A Registered Nurse is also
available by pager after business hours through the Hospital page operator.


              President                            Chief Executive Officer

                     SAINT IFIGENIA CLINIC OF SPECIALITIES



     Examination dates:

     Med Exec Comm. 31/05/89
     Med Exec Comm. 11/13/90
     Med Exec Comm. 12/05/90
     Risk Mgmt Comm. 04/19/94
     Executive Council 01/07/98

     Review Dates: Revision/Approval Dates:
     Infection Control Comm. 03/13/89
     Infection Control Comm. 06/05/91
     Infection Control Comm. 03/07/92
     Infection Control Comm. 04/28/92
     Pol & Proc Comm. 12/16/93
     Executive Council 01/19/94
     Pol & Proc Comm. 12/15/97
     Med Exec Comm. 07/11/00