Nissan: Nissan partners with Meharry Medical College on educational revisit for residents in Preventive and Occupational Medicine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The reserve and contentment of Nissan employees has always been a company’s tip priority. As partial of a joining to workplace health and safety, Nissan recently partnered with Meharry Medical College in Nashville, a usually historically black medical propagandize in Tennessee, to arrange a revisit for medicine residents and expertise to a Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. The organisation had an event to debate a trickery and learn some-more about Nissan’s innovative approaches to ensuring a protected work environment.  

Nissan organisation members highlighted a series of programs that have proven successful in assisting employees stay healthy and protected on a job, including jaunty training and ergonomically-friendly appurtenance designs. The visitors, who are partial of a Occupational and Preventive Medicine Residencies during Meharry, also toured a medical and earthy therapy clinics that Nissan has set adult inside a Smyrna plant to safeguard all employees accept a support they need.

“From handling work conditions that forestall damage and illness to charity first-class medical caring directly during a plant, a residents and expertise were really tender with a health and reserve practices during Nissan Smyrna,” pronounced Dr. Heather O’Hara, MD, MSPH, an partner highbrow and module executive for a Occupational and Preventive Medicine Residencies during Meharry Medical College. “We’re beholden to Nissan for partnering with us and ancillary a subsequent era of surety and occupational medicine professionals as they ready to caring for workers in Tennessee and opposite a U.S.”

Meharry’s Occupational Medicine Residency Program is a usually such module in a state of Tennessee and a usually one of a kind opposite a country’s network of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Meharry’s workplace medicine programs yield immature physicians with a believe and skills indispensable to assistance workers, their families and communities stay healthy and safe.

As partial of their training, a residents frequently commence one-day site visits to companies in several industries. These excursions concede a module participants to benefit a improved bargain of how companies are safeguarding workers opposite a intensity injuries or illnesses that could start in their line of work. Thanks to these visits, residents will have a improved grasp of correct reserve practices, health protocols and diagnosis recommendations for workers once they get into a field.

On Mar 29, a Meharry residents and expertise members perceived a debate of a Nissan Smyrna plant, that is a largest volume car public plant in a U.S.  The plant employs 8,400 people and has constructed some-more than 10.7 million vehicles to date. The organisation after met with Nissan’s onsite medical organisation and reserve personnel, who spoke in-depth about a company’s health and reserve practices. The revisit resolved with a debate of a plant’s medical facilities.

“In occupational medicine, it’s vicious for immature doctors to get bearing to real-world settings and practices early on,” pronounced Dr. Terri Walker, MD, MSPH, a onsite medical executive during Nissan Smyrna and alumnus of Meharry’s Occupation and Preventive Medicine Residency. “The medical and reserve teams here during a Smyrna plant welcomed a event to uncover residents how Nissan is gripping employees protected in an modernized production facility.”

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About Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. LEAF is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50 percent share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during

About Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College founded in 1876, is a nation’s largest private, eccentric historically black educational health core dedicated only to educating minority and other health professionals. True to a heritage, it is a United Methodist Church associated institution. The College is quite good famous for a singly nurturing, highly effective educational programs; rising preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services and poignant grant to a farrago of a nation’s health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education‘s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a heading inhabitant teacher of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in a biomedical sciences. Visit to learn more.


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Parul Bajaj
Nissan Corporate Communications
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