News Archive

April 2014
April 1, 2014   Approval for your CNE Activity: Are you interested in submitting a CNE activity approval application, but would like some guidance on completing it? Learn about our new writable application form. Attend a live, instructional webinar Tuesday, April 22, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CDT. Reserve your webinar seat now.

April 1, 2014   From the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable: Urge senators to sign appropriations letter:  

March 2014
March 31, 2014   From the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity: March 24, 2014 update 

March 24, 2014   Free Webinar - March 31: "Informatics Strategies & Tools to Link Nursing Care with Patient Outcomes in the Learning Health Care System"  Learn more.

March 24, 2014   Legacy will present a lecture/webcast March 31, "Up in Smoke: The Beginning of the End of Combustible Tobacco Products." Learn more.

March 10, 2014   Press Release: AAOHN and ACOEM to Study Impact of Increased Use of Marijuana on Workplace Health & Safety

March 7, 2014   Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposes to cover Hepatitis C testing as a preventive service benefit for at-risk populations. A final ruling is expected in June. You can read the draft memo here.

March 6, 2014   Joe Dear, former assistant secretary of labor at OSHA during the Clinton Administration, passed away February 26, 2014 at the age of 62, as reported in this Los Angeles Times article.

February 2014

February 26, 2014   Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College releases fact sheet on Health and the Older Worker.

February 26, 2014   News from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - February 2014 Read here.

February 25, 2014   International Labour Organization (ILO) World Day for Safety and Health at Work is April 28. The theme is "Safety and Health in the Use of Chemicals at Work." Plan to recognize the occasion with a poster and other tools.

February 25, 2014   From the March of Dimes: Healthy Babies Healthy Business: Improving Outcomes in Your Workforce

February 19, 2014   New PreventionMatters infographic shows how working together, we can keep Americans healthy: http://1.usa.gov/1ctknth

February 12, 2014   From the CDC: TWH in Action newsletter

February 12, 2014   USPSTF releases draft Hepatitis B Screening Recommendations. The draft recommends (with a “B” grade) testing everyone who is at high risk for hepatitis B infection. You can help make sure the draft “B” grade stays in the final recommendations by submitting public comment. You can write a brief statement of support for the recommendations with a message about why screening those at risk for hepatitis B is important to you, your community, or people you serve. Public comment is being accepted until 5 p.m. ET, March 10, 2014, and you can submit your comments here.

February 10, 2014   AAOHN members: Please urge members of Congress to support the Veteran's Health Administration's recent change in their Nursing Handbook, which allows nurses with advanced training to practice medicine without physician supervision throughout the VHA system. Show your support here.

January 2014
January 22, 2014   AAOHN member Gail King, RN, OHN, helps keep employees of the Ellen DeGeneres Show healthy during flu season: Watch the video.

January 22, 2014   This month marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Surgeon General's report that first warned of the dangers of smoking. Learn more:

Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking & Health—50th Anniversary: 1964-2014

January 21, 2014   Central Industrial Hygiene Association of India (CIHA) invites EHS professionals to attend first National Conference In industrial Hygiene at Mumbai, India, February 13-14, 2014. The conference is organized in collaboration with American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN). AAOHN President Pam Carter is one of the speakers scheduled to present at the conference. Learn more:



January 21, 2014   CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) webinars planned: Jan. 23: 2013-2014 Influenza Season: Updates and Recommendations for CliniciansJan. 28: Malaria Cases in the US Reach 40-Year High: Information and Guidance for Clinicians 

January 21, 2014   News Update from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

January 10, 2014   The American Nurses Association announces a call for applications for the Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Workgroup and an associated Nursing Scope and Standards Revision Advisory Workgroup to undertake the review and revision of the 2010 Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. The Revision Workgroup will meet two times per month via two-hour conference calls and via email starting in early 2014. The Advisory Workgroup will dialogue electronically and may also be invited to participate in one or two conference calls in 2014. All registered nurse applicants must be either an ANA member OR a member of one of ANA’s two Premier Organizational Affiliates (Association of periOperative Registered Nurses and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association). Electronic applications for this 12-18 month intensive professional work effort will be accepted through January 31, 2014. Learn more

January 10, 2014   The CDC has issued a fact sheet and report on the abuse of alcohol in the United States, stating that dialogue between healthcare professionals and their patients can reduce alcohol consumption significantly. Alcohol screening and counseling is an effective but underused health service. Excessive alcohol intake is associated with an increase in heart disease, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancy, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, sudden infant death syndrome, motor-vehicle crashes, violence, and suicide. See how the CDC Systems changes such as discussing alcohol intake with your health provider have been shown to reduce alcohol consumption by 25%.  

December 2013

December 23, 2013   AAOHN members are invited to participate in Buck Consultants' WORKING WELL: A Global Survey of Health Promotion, Workplace Wellness, and Productivity Strategies. The survey is designed to gain insight into how employers around the world implement and evaluate strategic wellness and health promotion initiatives to improve employee health and morale, control costs, and enhance workforce productivity and performance.

December 20, 2013  The White House yesterday released new national and state reports showing the costs of repealing the health care law.

December 19, 2013   Viral Hepatitis Testing Legislation Introduced in Congress  Learn more:

December 10, 2013   In Controlling Health Hazards to Hospital Workers: A Reference Guide, specialists in occupational medicine from the United States and India describe ways to control everything from anesthetic gases to X-rays. Hazards addressed include lifting and other ergonomic hazards, communicable diseases, hazardous drugs, chemicals, radiation, violence, stress and shift work. The Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the New York State Nurses Association have made this supplemental issue of New Solutions (Baywood Publishing) available for free in order to reach healthcare professionals and hospital workers around the world.

December 10, 2013   ANA to offer free weight management webinar January 9. Learn more.


November 2013

November 25, 2013   Call for Abstracts for the ICN Conference to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 19-23, 2015.  With the theme “Global Citizen, Global Nursing”, the ICN 2015 Conference will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialities, cultures and countries. Learn more.

November 19, 2013   New ANA Survey Evaluates RN Health, Wellness, Safety  Learn more.


November 1, 2013   The holidays and the New Year are just around the corner. How about a new “you” to be thankful for? This month only, in honor of nurses striving to be healthy, the American Nurses Association’s HealthyNurse™ program and Weight Watchers is offering a special “get one month free” discount for either Weight Watchers meetings or Weight Watchers online programs. Nurses, this is a time-limited offer just for you, only from Nov 1-30. Visit www.weightwatchers.com/healthynurse
today for further details and to start your journey to a healthier weight.

October
2013
October 25, 2013   Depictions of nurses behaving unprofessionally can undermine the respect patients have for the most trusted profession. For those concerned with the recent MTV show, Scrubbing In, you can sign a petition against it and encourage friends and family to refrain from watching.

October 9, 2013   Urge Senators to Block Bill Delaying Trucker OSA Screening Learn more and find contact information for your senator. (shared courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation)

October 2, 2013   Commentary on Investing in an Aging Workforce from Kenneth Scott, Fellow, Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College


September 2013
September 30, 2013   Tuesday, October 1 begins Open Enrollment for healthcare coverage via the Affordable Care Act.  For the most current information for coaching your employees, their families and the community, visit: www.healthcare.gov or www.marketplace.cms.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

September 26, 2013   Guidelines from CDC and the State and Territorial Council of Epidemiologists: Investigating Suspected Cancer Clusters and Responding to Community Concerns

September 25, 2013   Marilyn Tavenner, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), who is a registered nurse, recorded this special video message for nurses across the country that highlights the critical roles nurses will play in health care reform and information resources you can use to learn more about the Marketplace.

September 5, 2013   AAOHN has signed a letter calling upon Dept. of Health & Human Services Secretary Sebelius to ensure that the next Viral Hepatitis Action Plan includes a strong focus on ending disparities for African Americans. As an AAOHN member, you can sign the letter as an inidividual, as well. Signatures are needed by COB, September 13.

September 5, 2013   Today is N95 Day, an observance of respiratory protection in the workplace. View resources available from NIOSH and the NPPTL.

August 2013
August 31, 2013  NIOSH offers free online course to train nurses to recognize and prevent workplace violence.

August 29, 2013  Legacy and the Lung Alliance will host an in-person lecture and webcast, Demystifying Lung Cancer Screenings, Sept. 10. Learn more.

August 23, 2013  OSHA Announces Proposed Rule to Protect Workers Exposed to Crystalline Silica  Read the press release

August 23, 2013  By October 1, 2013, help your employers provide employees with notice of the availability of coverage through public health insurance exchanges.August 22, 2013  CDC Seeks Participants for Tips from Former Smokers Campaign Learn more.

August 15, 2013  FDA issues sterile products recall notice. Learn more. 

August 12, 2013  Workplace Violence Prevention - Free online course for nurses and direct-care healthcare professionals  Learn more

August 12, 2013  NIOSH eNews - August 2013 issue 

August 8, 2013  CDC Releases 2014 Edition of "Yellow Book" Learn more.

July 2013


July 29, 2013  AOHP Offers Archived Webinars Learn more.  

July 11, 2013   Free Webinar - MERS-CoV: Infection Prevention and Control
John Howard, M.D., J.D.
Thursday, July 11, 2013 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT
Learn more.

July 8, 2013  The Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital seek female nurses ages 20-46 to participate in the Nurses' Health Study.

July 1, 2013  The AAOHN Election Committee invites members to nominate a colleague or submit a self-nomination for this year’s ballot, which will consist of a Director from each region (Term: 2014-2017). Please take a moment to consider running for national office and/or nominate a colleague. Your help in this important process can make AAOHN an even stronger organization. The deadline to submit nominations is July 31, 2013, and candidate materials are due August 20, 2013. For more information, visit the
AAOHN website or contact Shelah Fletcher [mailto: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ].


June 2013

June 25, 2013  News from NVHR: National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Hails U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for New Hep C Testing Recommendation

June 24, 2013  NIOSH Revises B Readings for Chest X-Rays  Learn more.

June 23, 2013  Later this week, AAOHN will join ANA and other subject matter experts in introducing Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Standards. Learn more and watch a video about the standards featuring Donna L. Zankowski, RN, BS, COHN, President, Seneca Valley, Maryland AAOHN . 

June 11, 2013  National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable to host webinar June 27: The Affordable Care Act & Viral Hepatitis: Opportunities and Challenges


June 8, 2013



June 7, 2013 CDC Health Update - Health Infections with Avian Influenza A

June 6, 2013 News from ABOHN about the Safety Management Exam and Certification

May 2013

2013 Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Survey
Learn more and take the survey.

Spirometry Training News - NIOSH has instituted a seven-month grace period for individuals with a current valid certificate to complete refresher training. Learn More.

Join AAOHN in the National Bike Challenge
Learn more.

CDC data shows most people reported with Hepatitis C are Baby Boomers and many may not receive complete testing for the virus View press release

Abstract Submissions for the AAOHN 2014 Conference and the AAOHN 2014 Global Summit  are now open! You must be logged in to submit abstracts.

April 2013

AAOHN Joins Friends of NIOSH to Support Continued Funding & You Can Help!
Learn more.

Abstracts for the 2014 Global Summit will be accepted May 1, 2013. Learn more.

AAOHN Congratulates 2013 Award Recipients Learn More

Press Release
AAOHN Collects Food and Funds for Three Square