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Occupational health nursing

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Occupational health nursing

Occupational health nursing is a specialty nursing practice that provides for and delivers health and safety programs and services to workers, worker populations, and community groups. The practice focuses on promotion, maintenance and restoration of health, prevention of illness and injury, and protection from work‐related and environmental hazards. Occupational health nurses (OHNs) aim to combine knowledge of health and business to balance safe and healthful work environments and a "healthy" bottom line.[1]

In the United States

As of 2012, there were approximately 19,000 occupational health nurses in the US.[2] Occupational health nurse training in the U.S. is supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health through the NIOSH Education and Research Centers.

See also


  1. ^ American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. (2012). "AAOHN Fact Sheet". Retrieved on October 24, 2013:
  2. ^ Thompson, Margaret, and Wachs, Joy. (2012). "Occupational Health Nursing in the United States," Workplace Health & Safety (60)3: 127-133

External links

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN)
  • Scientific Committee on Occupational Health Nursing (SCOHN)
  • "Workplace Health & Safety: Promoting Environments Conductive to Well-being and Productivity"
  • American Board for Occupational Health Nursing (ABOHN)
  • [1]Nurses in Occupational Health (US OSHA)]

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