MS. BOLSTAD-JOHNSON DEFINITION OF EVIDENCE
Because her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community,â€ Ms. Bolstad-Johnson is regarded as a pioneer in environmental, health, and safety standards. Her company Kaizen Safety Solutios, LLC, provides a comprehensive range of services and solutions to assist companies, enable positive change, manage risk to eliminate all preventable incidents, and accomplish the organizational goal while improving performance, productivity, and profitability (Newswire, 2019). As a result, the evidence supporting Kaizen’s services and solutions are based on rigorous scientific techniques for assessing and controlling risks in the workplace and society. The utilization of research and evidence-based approaches is employed. To ensure the safety, health, and well-being of communities and workplaces, the finest, most up-to-date, and effective scientifically validated techniques and peer-reviewed scientific research done by other specialists in the field of public health and medicine are combined (Wilson & Austria, 2021).
MY DEFINITION OF EVIDENCE AND ITS INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC
OSHA considers the field of Industrial hygiene to be â€œthe science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health, and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or the citizens of the communityâ€ (Vector Solutions, 2017). Over time the policies or practices we use and follow become outdated. Their relevance, accuracy, or the evidence that supports their continued use must be questioned (Wilson & Austria, 2021). Like the Kaizen Safety solution team, I believe that when the health, safety, and well-being of workers and communities are at risk; any evidence used to implement a practice, policy, or service should be supported by the most current research and evidence-based practice. That evidence should derive from peer-reviewed literature and studies to generate new knowledge or to validate existing knowledge based on a theory and to include the expertise of the public health and healthcare experts for optimal health outcomes for the workplace, homes, and communities (Wilson & Austria, 2021).