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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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Carolyn Williams Nurse of the Year!

November 3, 2014 | News

Carolyn Williams is the 2014 Case Management, Occupational Health & Utilization Review Nurse of the Year!

Carolyn’s 35 years of professional nursing practice has focused on patient-centered “wrap around services” and volunteerism. Her extensive background in Occupational Health includes paper mills, shipyard, silicon wafer manufacturing, Goodwill Industries and emergency services. What makes this nurse exceptional are his/her multidimensional nursing talents filtered through his/her unique lens of compassion, collaboration, support of colleagues, humor and the willingness to step up, way up, …

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Opioid Management Toolkit

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

Download the slide deck on Opioid Management Toolkit here

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Being a Legacy Leader

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

Download the Slide Deck on Being a Legacy Leader Here.

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Sleep and Employee Health/Safety at SHS facilities

June 26, 2014 | Uncategorized

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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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