What is OHN?

Occupational and environmental health nurses are an invaluable part of any organization. The practice has evolved from its origination in 1888 and now includes: disease management, environmental health, and emergency and disaster preparedness. The focus is on providing a safe and healthy work environment by preventing illness and injury due to work-related and environmental hazards with commitment to prevention of chronic disease. The occupational health nurse is an integral part of the corporate culture of health and promotes health of the workforce.

Occupational health nurses are licensed nurses and often obtain graduate education degrees and occupational and environmental health nursing certification. This experience is used to focus on the individual’s health for the benefit of the business. For more information about occupational health nurses, contact the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. at (800) 241-8014 or click here.

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