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.
Opioids and Worker Health
Did you know that more than 130 people in the United States die each day after overdosing on opioids? This staggering statistic, reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, demonstrates the critical public health concerns related to the opioid epidemic. These issues are also important when considering the health of workers, as opioids are commonly prescribed for many job-related injuries. However, misuse of opioids can impact workers’ health and well-being both in the workplace and at home.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Services is sharing their podcast on Opioids and Worker Health. In this podcast, hear more about the significant risks that opioids pose to worker health and safety, and how different agencies and nonprofit organizations are working to address these concerns. In addition, learn more about different educational and prevention strategies that can be used to protect workers.
Risk Engineering Safety Calendars AVAILABLE
Creating safety awareness is key to help control and reduce risks. With Zurich Risk Engineering’s safety calendars, you may implement many essential practices. View more than 20 calendars offered for a variety of different industries.
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Battelle is Hiring!
Battelle is currently seeking an Occupational Health Nurse to work full time. This position is primarily located in West Jefferson, OH with some time in Columbus, OH locations.
Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses Annual State Conference
ATTENTION OAOHN MEMBERS!
National AAOHN is proposing new updates to the bylaws that would restructure the membership options for all active and future members. We are encouraging all members to educate themselves on the proposed updates the Chapter Challenges Taskforce and the Board of Directors propose. CLICK HERE to learn more.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE RECORDING IF YOU DID NOT PARTICIPATE ON THE DECEMBER 6th TOWN HALL MEETING!
How can I get more information or ask questions?
- Post a question in the Optional Chapters Membership Structure Forum
- A Town Hall was held on Thursday, December 6. A panel of speakers presented more information about the proposed structure and answered questions from the audience. If you were unable to attend:
What else do you need to know?
- Online voting to approve the bylaws change that would allow for the Optional Chapter Structure opens on January 4, 2019
- Online voting will close on February 4, 2019
- Preview the full document of the proposed bylaws changes
OAOHN Board Members and Local Ohio Chapter Board Members have been requesting your feedback about this proposal.
Want to provide feedback now? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join hundreds of nurses for this empowering & educational event focusing on health policy, legislation and nursing issues.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Ohio Statehouse Atrium – Columbus, Ohio
9:30am – 8:00pm
ONA Member or Member of Co-Sponsoring Organization | $60
Nursing Students | $35
Non-members | $100
Legislator Reception | $25
Earn CNE credit* by Attending NSO’s Complimentary Webinar
Title: Workplace Violence Prevention: Recommendations for Nurses
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour
Violence or abuse experienced in the workplace is a critical issue that many organizations face. Nurses are at increased risk for experiencing workplace violence due to their close contact with patients as well as working in an occupational environment marked by stress and burnout. It is imperative that nurses be well educated and fully informed as they deal with this daunting topic. This course will review the topic of violence in the workplace, discuss steps that can be taken to prevent or diffuse its effects and most importantly, explain how to create and implement an effective workplace violence prevention plan. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information so they may better recognize, address, and prevent violence in their workplaces.
Describe the scope of workplace violence in healthcare.
Recognize risk factors and hazards commonly associated with workplace violence.
Review components of an effective workplace violence prevention program.
Identify risk control techniques for organizational leadership and nurses to help increase workplace safety.
Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM, Risk Manager, Nurses Service Organization (NSO)
Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM, Risk Control Director, CNA Healthcare
NOTE: At this time, credit is only available for those who attend the live event on 11/30/18 at 2pm ET. Credit is issued only when the participant has met the requirements. Participants must (1) register, (2) attend the entire live event, and (3) complete the post event survey evaluation. Only those who meet these requirements will be issued a certificate of completion. It is the responsibility of the participant to make accommodations for time zone.
This activity for 1.0 contact hour is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and jointly provided by Nurses Service Organization.
Lippincott Professional Development (LPD) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 1.0 contact hours, District of Columbia, Florida #FBN50-1223, and Georgia Board of Nursing #50-1223.
New Dates for Ohio Workers’ Compensation Medical & Health Symposium
The next Medical & Health Symposium is scheduled for April 26-27, 2019. This Friday/Saturday event will better accommodate the availability of Ohio’s health-care providers.
The free symposium will consist of programming for both clinicians and provider office staff. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
For more information, contact Chris Angles by email or phone 614-728-5508.
Build Your Network At OSC19
Attend the 2019 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC19),
March 6 to 8, where YOU can connect with thousands of resources under one roof.
Last year, more than 8,000 representatives from Ohio businesses and government attended this FREE safety congress, the largest and longest-running regional occupational safety, health and workers’ compensation conference in the U.S.
REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 2019 AAOHN NATIONAL CONFERENCE!
Enhance your education and boost your professional development this spring in Jacksonville, Florida at the 2019 AAOHN National Conference! From networking to professional development workshops, concurrent sessions and inspiring keynotes, the 2019 National Conference will provide an experience like no other.
Join us at the Jacksonville Riverfront on April 8-10, 2019.
Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nursing (OAOHN) has advocated the occupational and environmental health nurse (OHN) as the solution for many industries’ safety and health problems. From the beginning, OAOHN educates the OHN to OSHA, NIOSH, CDC, and EPA standards and surveillance requirements. In addition to educating the OHN, OAOHN created a broad approach to educate industry and other nurses on the profession.
For the last five years, OAOHN has attended the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. OAOHN has a booth at the event to educate any participant on occupational health nursing. Shanna Dunbar, the current president of OAOHN presented this year on return to work issues and Peggy Berry, coordinated the booth, and both volunteered at the booth. We have great volunteers who (wo)man the booth:
- Fran Burrows
- Lavita Ewing
- Karen Speas
- Amber Hamill
- Noreen Dimmerling
Moreover, OAOHN participates in Ohio Nurses’ Association Nurses’ Day at the Statehouse. OAOHN has been instrumental at broadening the recognition of the role of the OHN and the political issues associated with Compact Licensure. In 2018, Florence Drayden presented with Peggy Berry attending in support. Both participants took a photo shoot with the new President of Ohio Nurses’ Association, Brian Burger. Florence did an excellent presentation of what OHNs’ do and the Compact issue. Florence also attends a group association meeting while Peggy chairs the Environmental and Community Health Caucus, which addresses legislative issues that affect the health of Ohio citizens.
OAOHN wants to keep you in the loop of all the education options to help you increase your knowledge.
OAOHN at AAOHN National Conference
Worksite Health ScoreCard!
The newly updated CDC Worksite Health Scorecard tool is designed to help employers assess their wellness programs, identify gaps, and prioritize interventions aimed at promoting the health and well-being of their employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated the tool, including evidence-based changes to scoring and question verbiage, as well as the addition of several new questions and new modules.
You can find out more about the Worksite Health ScoreCard by visiting: https://www.cdc.gov/workplaceh
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