A Message From the Board

Happy spring, occupational health nurse friends and colleagues. I want to catch you up on a couple of educational happenings at AAOHN. First of all, the first two episodes of Occupational Health Nursing Pulse: The AAOHN Podcast have dropped! I am so excited to host this series as we discuss the latest and greatest in occupational health nursing. If you have ever been interested in obtaining your occupational health nursing certification, you should listen to our first episode where we have a conversation with Lucy Carlson, the Executive Director of ABOHN, the certifying body of occupational health nurses. In the second episode we discuss the OHN’s role during the COVID-19 with Stephanie Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, who had some unique experiences in her corporate occupational health nurse role at American Express and working in the emergency room. Future episodes will drop every other month. You can listen wherever you get your podcasts or by clicking here.

We are excited to be hosting the 2022 AAOHN Conference June 8-9, virtually! This is a great opportunity for you to grow professionally with the high-quality education you expect from AAOHN. There is the opportunity to earn up to 35.5 CNE and with the virtual format, you will have access to the CNE content through September 9, 2022. In addition, you can customize your experience using the session “roadmaps,” which are based on interest categories such as Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Practice, Management, Business & Leadership, Total Worker Health and more! To learn more click here.

Thank you for all you do for worker health and know that the AAOHN Board of Directors continuously looks for ways we can support your educational needs.


AAOHN President


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Start planning your 2022 National Conference experience by viewing the session descriptions and schedule on our website.

Take your planning one step further by downloading the session roadmaps—itineraries customized by interest area.

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From the AAOHN Foundation

Happy spring, AAOHN members!

Can you believe we are entering our third year of living and working amidst COVID-19? While I’d love to believe we are truly nearing the end of the pandemic and moving into the end phase, if we have learned one thing, it is that COVID-19 is an unpredictable and formidable foe. I remember feeling the same glimmer of hope last summer right before the Delta variant emerged and we entered one of the worst surges of the pandemic. I am hopeful that regardless of what COVID-19 has up her sleeve, we really are starting to enter a new normal. Stay vigilant, my fellow nurses. Continue doing what you do best, protecting worker health and productivity while supporting and advocating for our most vulnerable populations.

Personally, I was truly looking forward to attending this year’s national conference in person but it just wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, we have a pretty amazing virtual platform that makes the experience much more interactive than just recorded webinars. The AAOHN Foundation is pleased to announce it will host a virtual event, stay tuned for details!

You may be wondering, what is the AAOHN Foundation? The AAOHN Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization created to enable occupational and environmental health professionals to improve worker health and safety by preventing workplace illnesses and injuries. These purposes are accomplished through grants and scholarships to support:

  • Ongoing professional education
  • Leadership development
  • Research initiatives

When you make a donation or purchase a pin, the funds are invested in our peers that apply for these awards each year. We just completed a rigorous review of our 2022 submissions for grants, scholarships, and leadership development. I was part of this workgroup and have to say that I was extremely impressed with the quality of the work being done in the field to enhance the profession of occupational health nursing and our focus on protecting worker health and productivity. It’s inspiring to see the passion that our members put into their professional growth and conducting evidence-based research. In our efforts to fundraise for these grant and scholarship offerings, please check out the new 2022 AAOHN Foundation pins! Cost is $15 for one pin, two for $25, or three for $40. 2020, 2021, and 2022 pins are available for purchase here.

All of my best,

Lara G. Stahl, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, COHN-S

AAOHN Foundation Trustee


Respiratory Protection Program for the Program Administrator

Workplace respiratory hazards can mean life or death. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, protecting the respiratory health of yourself and your employees is of the utmost importance. Prepare yourself and your workplace with OSHA's Respiratory Protection Program.

This revised and expanded free training will provide in-depth, interactive education on OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standard. Complete the training online or in person with your team and receive supplementary resources to implement and maintain your organization's respiratory protection program. Earn up to 5 CNEs upon completion.

Learn more

Preorder the AAOHN Core Curriculum 5th Edition

AAOHN is excited to announce the release of Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing: AAOHN Core Curriculum 5th Edition. Preorder now for $175 to be among the first to receive the book in June.

New and experienced occupational health nurses will find the AAOHN Core Curriculum an essential resource. This valuable text provides a comprehensive overview of the OHN practice, edition updates, and expands common core knowledge. Whether you are studying for a certification exam, brushing up on updates in the practice, or new to the occupational health nursing specialty, this resource has something for you.



New Episode Available for Listening

The second episode of Occupational Health Nursing Pulse: The AAOHN Podcast has dropped! Listen to Episode 2: The Role of OHNs During COVID with guest Stephanie Weinsier, DNP, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN.

New and experienced occupational health nurses will find the AAOHN Core Curriculum an essential resource. This valuable text provides a comprehensive overview of the OHN practice, edition updates, and expands common core knowledge. Whether you are studying for a certification exam, brushing up on updates in the practice, or new to the occupational health nursing specialty, this resource has something for you.

The first two episodes of the podcast are available for listening on our website, Amazon Music, or Google Podcasts.

Listen to Episode 2

Updates in Occupational Health Nursing Course

May 11 - August 31, 2022

This course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, mental health, thermal injuries, and infectious disease exposure. The program will include introductory ergonomics principles, so occupational health nurses can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. Complete the course to earn up to 17 CNE.

Learn more


Save the Dates For Upcoming Live Webinars

April 28, 2022

Managing a Business with a Dwindling Workforce Due to COVID-19: How a Rural Healthcare Facility Coped
Presented by Bill Thomack, BSN, RN, COHN-S

May 12, 2022

Mitigating Health Risks with International Business Travel Consultations
Presented by Sally Davila, BSN, RN, CDE

June 16, 2022

Nurse Risk Management
Presented by Jennifer Flynn, BSN, RN, CDE

July 21, 2022

Workplace of the Future: Total Workplace Health
Presented by Shanna Dunbar, BSN, RN, COHN-S, CCM
View the 2022 schedule

How to Sign Up for Email Alerts for Workplace Health & Safety

Make sure you don’t miss the next issue of the Workplace Health & Safety Journal by signing up for e-alerts. 

  1. Visit the journal homepage to sign up for alerts:
  2. Scroll down the page to the Connect With Us box and select the Sign-Up button
  3. A pop-up will appear titled Add Email Alerts. Check the boxes for New Content and/or Announcements and then select Add Alerts
  4. For the remaining steps, please follow the below section that best describes your account status. Once complete you will begin to receive new content and new issue Email Alerts *SAGE account differs from your AAOHN member access info*
    1. If you already have a SAGE account:
      1. Sign in
      2. Once you sign in, you will be directed to the My Alerts section of your account
      3. You should see the journal title listed for the new content and announcements alerts you signed up for
    2. If you do not have a SAGE account:
      1. Select Register in the Register for a SAGE Journal Account box
      2. Fill out the requested information and click Submit
      3. You should see the journal title listed for the new content and announcements alerts you signed up for
  5. For full-text articles, please visit your AAOHN Member Portal > Resources > Workplace Health & Safety Journal > Access Workplace Health & Safety Online. To access articles in the Table of Contents, on the right-hand side of the screen, click on Current Issue

If you have any questions, please contact AAOHN at

Share the Benefits of AAOHN With Your Colleagues

There are several ways to save on AAOHN membership, including:
  • Corporate Membership: Available for organizations that employ occupational health nurses or those interested in occupational health nursing and have more than 10 current and/or potential members. 
  • Group Discounts: Offered to groups of new members only, or for current members who recruit two or more new members! A minimum of three individuals is required to qualify for the group discount.

New Members in March

Read the full new member list below to congratulate our new members.

Adrianna Hatch
Alexandria Mysty Garcia
Allison Lucky Pregi
Amanda Carroll
Amenia D. Williams
Andrew Burg
Angela Perry-Miller
Angie Tobey
Anne Viehl
April Rose Sangueza
Ashley Hamrick Ellis
Ashley Maze
Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jean Catania
Billie Shantay Kidd
Carly R. Bales
Cassidy Ann Hoffmann
Catherine McDougall
Celina Moraga
Cherry Nerge
Cheryl MacDonald
Christina Gillman
Courtney Usher
Crystal Serna
Cynthia Marie Buckman
Daniel Arthur
Danyelle Stroman
Dawn Charbeneau
Deanna Hall
Debbie Heath
Deborah George
Delynn Kay Fitch
Dianna Noble
Dixie Peterson
Eileen Fichtel
Elizabeth Shepard
Elizabeth Stokes
Ellen Marie Moore
Heather Everett
Heather Marie Plankenhorn
Heather Zhang
Iliana Perdomo
Jacqueline Rodriguez-Valdes
Jamie Paro
Jean M. Hammer
Jeanine Farah
Jenna Henderson
Jodi Bazzle
Karel Curtis
Karen S. Matterfis
Katelyn Payne
Katie Palmer
Kelly Ann Rodenhouse
Kelsie Farrin
Kim Youse
Krista Rine
Linda Cerminaro
Linda Sneed
Lori Novak
Maya Clark
Melinda Varney
Melissa Craig
Melissa Watson
Merci Sand
Meredith Anne Ghilardi
Michelle Beal
Michelle Cordova
Morgan Browder
Nicole Burns
Nicole A. Floyd
Patricia Ann Lewis
Pauline A. Adams
Ramona Simons
Rebecca Cook
Regina Calhoun
Sally Ryder
Sarah Haney
Serena Young
Shalla Patrice Copeland
Shanna Quick
Shawn Waldron
Stacey Lynn Krogman
Stephanie Lynn Lewis
Stewart Canble
Sue Beals
Susan Euclide
Tamie Crutchfield
Tatum Sides
Wendy T. Livingston