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The Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses (OSAOHN) was founded in 1974, and is affiliated with the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).

We are a professional organization of nurses engaged in the specialty field of occupational health and environmental nursing.

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Breaking News!

Oregon State Association of Occupational Health Nurses has been selected as the recipient of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) 2014 Chapter Education Award for Best One Day Activity. The Award will be presented on May 7, 2014 at the AAOHN National Conference
Rod Hart has been selected as one of the AAOHN 2014 Class of Fellows. He will be introduced in Dallas, TX at the Fellows Reception on Sunday, May 4, and his Fellowship will be presented at the Awards Breakfast and Ceremony on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. This award recognizes the best that our profession has to offer in Occupational Health Nursing. Congratulations, Rod!

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Opioid Management Toolkit

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

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Being a Legacy Leader

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

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Sleep and Employee Health/Safety at SHS facilities

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

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SITUATION

SHS Hospital facilities are a 24/7 operation. SHS employees work many varied shifts. “A Sentinel Event Alert from the Joint Commission indicates that the accrediting body is concerned about the impact of fatigue on patient safety. The employee is responsible and accountable to come to work rested.” [4]

The basic premises of:

  1. staff are to come to work able to perform their job tasks and responsibilities “fit for duty”
  2. employers provide a safe and

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Free online course aims to help nurses prevent workplace violence

September 4, 2013 | Uncategorized

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is offering a free online workplace violence prevention training program for nurses and other health care workers. According to NIOSH, during the past decade, U.S. health care workers have accounted for two-thirds of the nonfatal workplace violence injuries involving days away from work in all industries. In addition, the data include only the incidents that are reported, and past studies have suggested assaults against …

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