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  • American Board for Occupational Health Nurses - ABOHN is the sole certifying body for occupational health nurses in the United States and awards to successful candidates two credentials, Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) and Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist (COHN-S). Over 8,500 occupational health nurses have been certified by ABOHN. (COHN Accreditation Body)

  • American Association of Occupational Health Nurses - Occupational and environmental health nursing is the specialty practice providing for and delivering cost-effective health and safety services to employees, employee populations and communities.

  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) - The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents more than 6,000 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM).

  • Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics - The AOEC clinics have agreed to a specific list of policies regarding patient rights. These are usually posted in the clincs themselves, but are also available here.

  • Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners, AOHNP (UK) - The AOHNP (UK) is a professional organisation comprising a group of occupational health nurse practitioners. The Association was founded in 1992 to increase representation and raise the profile of occupational health nurses.

  • Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses (ACOHN) - The Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses is the professional body for occupational health nurses in Australia. It was formed in 1976 as the Australian Occupational Health Nurses Association to meet the needs of the increasing number of nurse practitioners in industry, commerce and government. In 1992 members of the Association voted to change the name to the Australian College of Occupational Health Nurses.

  • Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association Inc (English version)  /   Association Canadienne des infirmières et infirmiers en santé du travail (French) - Occupational Health Nurses from across Canada have been meeting informally since 1980.  The formal association was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1994. The COHNA/ACIIST continues to evolve and be the voice of Occupational Health Nurses in Canada.

  • Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) - The CRBOH is a national, not-for-profit organization, which sets standards of professional competence for occupational hygienists and occupational hygiene technologists in Canada. Registration with the CRBOH confers the right to use the title Registered Occupational Hygienist (ROH) or Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist (ROHT), and indicates the attainment and maintenance of a high standard of professionalism, recognizable in all Canadian jurisdictions.  

  • De Beroepsorganisatie Arboverpleegkunde (BAV) - is in 1946 opgericht en droeg toen de 'curatieve' naam "Nederlandse Vereniging van Verbandmeesters en - meesteressen. (Dutch)

  • The Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses ( FAOHN) - The Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses is a trade union concerned of the professional, salary related, educational and social interest of members. FAOHN is a member of AKAVA, the Confederation of Unions for Academic Professions in Finland. The association holds at the moment a number of approximately 2200 members.

  • Health Canada: Division of Nosocomial and Occupational Infections - The Mandate of the Division is to enhance infection prevention and control programs in health care facilities and other community settings by collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating epidemiological information on nosocomial and occupational infections in the Canadian population.

  • Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Association (HKOSHA) - Established in 1977 by a group of safety practitioners, the Association is a voluntary and non-profit-making organization carrying the major objectives of promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health (OSH); the unity and friendly relationship among OSH practitioners; the consultation services to industrial and commercial concerns on OSH; and the contacts with similar organizations in other parts of the world.

  • International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) - The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It was founded in 1906 in Milan as the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health.

  • Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) - IOSH, Europe's leading body for health and safety professionals, represents 27,000 members in over 50 countries. An independent, not-for-profit organisation, the Institution regulates and steers the profession, maintaining standards and providing impartial, authoritative guidance on health and safety issues. UK

  • International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) - The IOHA conducts a wide range of activities intended to promote and develop occupational hygiene worldwide. From its creation in 1987 the IOHA has grown to more than twenty member organisations, representing over 20,000 occupational hygienists worldwide.

  • Irish Society of Occupational Medicine - The ISOM is a society made up of occupational physicians and doctors with an interest in occupational medicine. The society is a representative and educational body which provides regular scientific meetings during the year. The membership of the Society is large, having over 270 members country wide.

  • New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association - Our purpose is to promote and assist professional development and to encourage occupational health nurses to meet competency-based goals as required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

  • Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia - This is a non profit nurses interest group that promotes Occupational Health Nursing which is  playing an increasingly important role in providing health care services to Nova Scotia workers and their families. Beyond health maintenance and restoration after individual illness or injury, Occupational Health Nurses provide their clients a bridge to a healthier workplace, benefit to individual employees and to the organization for which they work.  

  • Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) - SOM is a forum for its membership and aims to stimulate interest, research and education in Occupational Medicine. It has wide-ranging contacts with government departments and professional bodies and responds with the Society's view to consultative documents and topics of interest and concern affecting the speciality. UK

  • UK occupational health nursing - The UK Occupational Health Nursing site includes definitions and descriptions for areas related to occupational health, health surveillance, environmental health, health & safety, health promotion, ergonomics and travel health.

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