.111 EHS nurses are skilled in caring for ill or injured persons. EHS nursing stations are equipped to provide treatment for minor illness and injury, as well as for more serious conditions (See 2625(A)). In the course of providing such care, EHS nurses accomplish a variety of objectives:
- Relief of distress for employees;
- Prevention of unnecessary absences from the workplace for non-emergencies;
- Familiarization with the employee population and their various health problems and needs.
.112 Location—EHS nursing stations (see 2610(B)).
.411 An employee who is injured or becomes ill on the job or who has a nonwork-related illness or injury, may be referred to the EHS nursing station for assessment. After assessment, the nurse will provide treatment, if necessary, and advise the employee of any other care or follow-up that is needed.
.412 When requested by an employee, the EHS nurse will provide verification of a visit to the nursing station on form EHS-715, which the employee may give to his/her supervisor. Using this form, the nurse may make recommendations regarding the employee's ability to return to work, follow-up visit scheduling or whether completion of an accident/incident report is recommended.