Indiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Occupational Health Nurses Week April 11-17, 2021

Posted 5 months ago by Shannon Berryhill

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OHN Week is a national observance to recognize and celebrate YOU as members of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession. While most people understand the function of a nurse in a clinical setting, not everyone is aware that there are thousands of OHNs who work in promoting and protecting the health of workers in the US and around the globe. Through case management, coaching and health counseling, health promotion and wellness activities, legal and regulatory compliance, and workplace hazard detection and mitigation, occupational and environmental health nurses improve the health of employees and contribute to a healthy bottom line for businesses.

Annually, Occupational Health Nurses Week is selected by AAOHN for dates in April. The week also commemorates the inception of the first and largest professional association for occupational and environmental health nurses. Begun in 1942, with 300 nurses from 16 states, the organization today has 70 chapters and over 4,000 members dedicated to advancing the health, safety, and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy, and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses.

IAOHN wishes to recognize and thank the Occupational Health Nurses for their hard work and dedication in keeping workers safe. This past year has been especially difficult during the pandemic. Thank you for your service!