Welcome to the Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses Website. The Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses is an organization of approximately 300 nurses who practice occupational health nursing. OAOHN works together with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) to promote and advance the field of occupational health nursing. When you become a member of AAOHN, you will also be a member of OAOHN.

Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing: Professional Messages:

• The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses has been a leader in workplace health and safety since 1942, representing more than 11-thousand members across the country.

• Occupational and environmental health nursing is a specialty practice that offers health and safety services to workers. They balance the best interest of both workers and employers. OHNs promote healthy and safe practices in the workplace in order to keep workers productive, positively effecting the company’s bottom-line.


Updated 10/27/16

OAOHN Job Board

QuadMed is currently looking to fill 3 jobs at the Whirlpool Occupational Health Center in Clyde, Ohio.

  1. QuadMed is currently seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN) with 2-3 years of experience in occupational health, hospital, ER or acute care field to staff the Midnight shift (aa:00pm – 7:00am) the  at the Whirlpool Occupational Health Center in Cylde, OH.
  2. QuadMed is currently seeking a full time Registered Nurse (RN) with 2-3 years of experience in occupational health, hospital, ER or acute care field to work the Afternoon Shift (3:00pm – 11:00pm shift at the Whirlpool Occupational Health Center in Cylde, OH.
  3. QuadMed Certified Occupational Health Nurse Lead:  Responsible for the development and administration of efficient and professional operations of occupational health services in accordance with company policies, practices, procedures, and applicable regulations to achieve the desired goals and objectives. Leads all of aspects of health services staffing, competency, processes, and customer service and quality improvement at the Whirlpool Occupational Health Center in Clyde, OH. This Certified Occupational Health Nurse role will lead a clinical team while providing patient care services as well.

CLICK HERE to read more about the job description


Updated 10/27/16

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Still Taking Registrations!


November 3rd – 5th

Columbus, Ohio

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2016 OAOHN Conference Flyer 9/18/16



Updated 10/27/16

Updating OAOHN’s Bylaws

The OAOHN Board has been in the process of reviewing and updating our bylaws.  Attached are the proposed changes and also a clean version for all members to review.  We will be voting on these at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday, November 4th.

OAOHN Bylaws with Proposed Changes Highlighted

OAOHN Bylaws with Proposed Changes – Clean Version

Any questions can be addressed to Lavita Ewing at lavita_ewing@lincolnelectric.com


Updated 10/10/16


OAOHN would like to remind you that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you’re age 40 or older, join the millions of women who get mammograms on a regular basis. Make an appointment for yours today!

To read this month’s resources CLICK HERE


Posted 6/5/16

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC)

The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) is a national initiative created to make progress to increase the number of nurse leaders in pivotal decision-making roles on boards and commissions that work to improve the health of everyone in America. This will help engage and recruit nurses into leadership roles. The goal is to have 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Sign up at www.nursesonboardscoalition.org to indicate if you are interested in serving on a board or currently serve on a board. By signing up, you are helping to build the future of our profession and more importantly improve the health of America. Please pass this along to other nurses you know.


Posted 5/30/16

OSHA Finalizes Controversial Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its final rule revising its regulations on the recording and reporting of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Under the rule, establishments with 250 or more employees must electronically submit their Form 300, 300A, and 301 information to OSHA or an OSHA designee on an annual basis. Establishments with 20 or more employees, but less than 250 employees in certain designated industries must submit their Form 300A information electronically on an annual basis as well. Additionally, employers may also have to submit additional information upon notification. Under this requirement, an employer will be required to submit data electronically if OSHA orders it to do so as part of a specific data collection. Most controversially, OSHA intends to post the establishment-specific injury and illness data on its public website.

The final rule also amends some existing recordkeeping regulations to include more whistleblower protections. Under the new rule, employers must inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses. The rule also clarifies that an employer’s procedures for reporting injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter the reporting of an injury. Finally, the rule incorporates pre-existing statutory prohibitions on retaliation.

The final rule is slated to take effect on January 1, 2017. Employers satisfying the above criteria must submit their 2016 injury and illness data by July 1, 2017, and their 2017 information by July 1, 2018.

The final rule could also create a host of legal headaches for employers moving forward. First and foremost, employers would be wise to immediately review their own workplace policies to ensure they do not deter employees from reporting injuries, as prohibited by the new rule. Additionally, smaller employers should be on the lookout for potential privacy breaches, as the publication of the data, even without names and addresses, could still permit a reader to piece together the identity of the injured worker.


Posted 4/8/16

Shanna Dunbar Photos



Posted 3/9/16

OAOHN at Ohio Safety Congress

March 9th – 11th  Columbus, OH

2016 Photo - Safety Congress

(From left:  Lavita Ewing, Terri Gaeta, Fran Burrows and Shanna Dunbar)

A BIG THANK YOU to ALL who ‘manned’ our booth at the OSC!

I think it is a great way to get the word out there about Occupational Health Nursing and how we can help employers in so many ways improve the health & productivity of their workforce!

I think we also recruited a few nurses to check out our organization too!

Mary Elsing – You did a TERRIFIC job coordinating this event so thank you so much!

Please share with your chapters the great time we had and for every member to consider coming to this conference next year.  It is FREE and they are offering nursing CEUs for many of the classes!!


Posted 12/22/15

Break Down Language Barriers in Health Care

Learn Common Phrases and Medical Terms in Spanish


Posted 12/22/15


“The Value of an Occupational Health Nurse” http://bit.ly/1NByIpU

What Does Occ Health Nurse Do




Attention OAOHN Members and Interested parties!!   OAOHN has a page on Facebook and also on LinkedIn.  These are closed groups, and just in development, but would be another way to network and get more communication going.  Please go to one or both of these sites and ask to join! Let’s get this rolling!

Join us on Facebook and LinkedIn

Just CLICK on the above Links and Connect with your PEERS all around Ohio!


Are you interested in learning more about OAOHN?  

Reach out to us at oaohninfo@gmail.com or

call us at 614-226-4206.