The combination of nursing and industry does not work, was
the controversial claim presented by Elaine Hunt, managing director of the PTH
Group, an OH consultancy.
She said that one of the greatest challenges is in bridging
the gap between business culture and the health needs of employees.
Sharing her experiences of setting up OH practices in a
diverse range of organisations, Hunt said there could be a number of reasons
why she is called in.
An organisation might need to comply with Government health
initiatives, be reacting to a serious workplace incident, or is perhaps
fighting for an important contract that requires a competent OH professional on
Whatever the reason, said Hunt, OH professionals should
never compromise their role in the interest of keeping the client happy.