Occupational Health Nurses Week, which recognizes the important work of these medical professionals, is being observed this week.
The United States is home to thousands of occupational health nurses who provide a variety of health care services in workplaces of all sizes.
The Postal Service’s workforce includes more than 100 occupational health nurses, whose duties include communicating healthy best practices and conducting preemployment screenings, health checks and fitness-for-duty exams.
“The coronavirus pandemic has shined a spotlight on the Postal Service as an essential service of the federal government and, in turn, the critical role that you have played in our organization’s response to this national crisis,” Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan wrote in a letter to the occupational health nurses this week. “In the face of this pandemic, your work is needed more than ever, and your compassion and commitment to helping others is both widely admired and greatly appreciated.”
The Occupational Health Blue page has more information about occupational health nurses and their contributions to the Postal Service.