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Workplace Health & Safety Journal


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Workplace Health & Safety: Promoting Environments Conducive to Well-Being and Productivity is the official publication of the American Association of Occupational Health Nursing, Inc. (AAOHN).  It is a scientific peer-reviewed Journal.  Its purpose is to support and promote the practice of occupational and environmental health nurses by providing leading-edge research findings and evidence-based clinical practices.  It publishes articles that span the range of issues facing occupational and environmental health professionals, including emergency and all-hazard preparedness, health promotion, safety, productivity, environmental health, case management, workers’ compensation, business and leadership, compliance and information management.

Workplace Health & Safety staff invite you to submit original manuscripts related to occupational and environmental health and safety issues and other areas impacting workers and/or work and community environments.  

In Workplace Health & Safety you will find:

  • Continuing Education articles
  • Research and its practice applications
  • An emphasis on practice roles
  • Health Updates, that focus on emerging topics within the profession
  • Content dedicated to business and leadership skills 

The ideas and opinions in Workplace Health & Safety do not necessarily reflect those of AAOHN, the editor, or the publisher. 

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Workplace Health & Safety inducted into the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) Nursing Journal Hall of Fame

Workplace Health & Safety was recognized by the International Academy of Nursing Editors (INANE) for its 75 years of publication as the official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN).  INANE established the Nursing Journal Hall of Fame this year as part of their 37th Annual Meeting held in Boston, Massachusetts in August 2018.  Workplace Health & Safety was one of the 13 journals recognized for having “50 or more years of continuous publication and sustained contributions to nursing knowledge.”

Query Letters

Authors are encouraged to sent query via email attachment in a Microsoft Word formatted document to the appropriate editor (see below). All queries should include one to two paragraphs that describe the manuscript including the purpose of the professional practice project, research study or current topic, the worker population and the approach employed. In addition, please indicate the details about the study team and setting. Please do not send the manuscript; rather, send your query to the editor designated for the manuscript type that you are inquiring about, as outlined in the table below.

Manuscript Type Contact Editor

Professional Practice
Clinical Case Report
Clinical Update

Susan Gallagher, PhD, MA, MSN, RN, CBN, CSPHP

Original Research
Systematic Review/Literature Review

Lisa Pompeii, PdD, RN, FAAOHN

Letter to the Editor, Editorial

Kathleen M. McPhaul, PhD, RN, COHN-S

Current Topics

Marie-Anne Rosemberg, PhD, MN, RN, FAAOHN

Manuscript Submission Types

Submission Type Abstract Format (Words) Text Word Count Tables/Figures

Professional Practice

Structured (250)

2,500 - 4,500* 5

Original Research

Structured (250)

2,500 - 4,500* 5

Brief Report
(Pilot/Small Studies)

Structured (250)

1,500-2,500* 3
Literature Review

Structured (250)

3,500 - 5,000* 5

Occupational Health
Clinical Update/CNE

Structured (250) 1,500 - 2,500 3
Clinical Case Report Unstructured (150) 1,500 - 2,500* 3
Current Topics None 700 (including references) None
Letter to the Editor/Editorial None 700* None

*Not including tables, figures or references