Forty one nurses graduated in the annual industrial nurses’ course that was hosted by the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) in Bulawayo.

Occupational health deals with the safety and health of employees, their physical, mental and social well-being and strongly focuses on the prevention of hazards in a working environment.

The industrial nurses’ course training is not yet in the curriculum for student nurses and as such the NSSA has been conducting annual industrial nurse training sessions to prevent accidents in work places.

Addressing nurses from around the country who participated in the five day training course, the Acting General Manager of NSSA, Mr Emmerson Magwarira challenged nurses to take part in such programmes to promote the prevention of hazards.

He added that the organisation has employed strategies to retain the productivity of workers after going through the rehabilitation programme.

After going through training, the nurses went through examinations and later conferred with certificates.

The training was running under the theme; “Safety, Health and Well-being” and had much of its emphasis on zero fatalities in the workplace.