Are you stressed, tired or sick on the job? According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year, businesses in the U.S. lose billions of dollars from employee absenteeism due to illnesses or injuries.

Fortunately, we have occupational health nurses here to help! These certified professionals are responsible for creating a culture of health and safety in the workplace. They provide health counseling, wellness activities, case management, workplace hazard mitigation and more to reduce absenteeism, lower turnover, improve morality and enhance productivity—benefitting employees and businesses alike.

This Occupational Health Nursing Week, we’re recognizing and celebrating Kim Alvis, RN, COHN, CTEH’s occupational health nurse, and the approximately 19,000 occupational health nurses nationwide who help promote and protect the health of workers here at home and abroad. Thank an occupational health nurse today!