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Nancy Clover on Presenting at the Public Health Museum


"I was honored to present to high school students on occupational health nursing at the Public Health Museum. This was a hybrid presentation with 20 students on zoom and 27 in person. Olivia, a former student in the program did an amazing job of co-presenting on how teens can stay safe at work." - Nancy Clover RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN  

Nancy Clover on Presenting at the Public Health Museum2023-08-03T19:17:20+00:00

NIOSH Launches Free Safety Training for Healthcare Settings


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is now offering the training course Safety Culture in Healthcare Settings by Rogers B, Francis R, Dembski-Hart P, Hessels A, Hilton T, Casey M, and Martin M (DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2023-135, This healthcare worker training course provides scientific and evidence-based information. It focuses on six core competencies designed to increase knowledge about work-related hazards and to address organizational and personal strategies to promote a safe and healthful work environment. There are five knowledge modules, each [...]

NIOSH Launches Free Safety Training for Healthcare Settings2023-08-03T19:01:36+00:00

AAOHN Podcast ft. MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo


AAOHN Podcast featuring MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo Episode 11: Conquering Return to Work and Remote Work On AAOHN's podcast, Occupational Health Nursing Pulse, Jennylynn sits down with Carin Bennett-Rizzo MS, CNP-BC, COHN-S, Nurse Director for Occupational Health at Boston’s Children Health to talk all things return to work in the healthcare setting, and also touches on new remote work policies in healthcare. Occupational Health Nursing Pulse: AAOHN Podcast: Conquering Return to Work and Remote Work (

AAOHN Podcast ft. MaAOHN’s own Carin Bennett-Rizzo2023-08-03T18:50:21+00:00

Congratulations to recent OHC Grads!


Congratulations Amanda Hazeltine - Doctor of Nursing Practice from UMass Medical School!!! Congratulations to OHC nurse, Samantha Creamer Reaves! Sam graduated from the DNP program at U Mass Medical School. So proud of her and her classmates!

Congratulations to recent OHC Grads!2023-08-03T18:44:48+00:00

Check the Air Quality Index


Be air aware: Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) at and adjust your outdoor activities to reduce your exposure to harmful air pollutants. Enjoy the outdoors when the air is healthy. Stay inside as much as possible when it's not.

Check the Air Quality Index2023-06-13T23:48:42+00:00

Protect yourself from smoke!


When wildfires create smoky conditions it’s important for everyone to reduce their exposure to smoke. Wildfire smoke irritates your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can make it hard to breathe and make you cough or wheeze. Children and people with asthma, COPD, heart disease, or who are pregnant need to be especially careful about breathing wildfire smoke. Keep smoke outside. Choose a room you can close off from outside air. Set up a portable air cleaner or a filter to keep the air in this room clean even when it’s smoky in the rest of the building and outdoors. If [...]

Protect yourself from smoke!2023-06-13T23:46:34+00:00

Congrats, Grads!


Congratulation to OHC Nurses, Maria Danna and Sydney Knoll! They graduated with their DNP from U Mass. So proud of them!

Congrats, Grads!2023-06-13T23:34:48+00:00

Reducing Sharps Injury Risk


New research published in Nursing2023 reveals crucial insights on reducing SI risk. Check out the groundbreaking paper on Lovenox, examining device malfunctions and incidence rates.   Lovenox enoxaparin - N2023 Jun

Reducing Sharps Injury Risk2023-06-13T23:36:58+00:00

Beware heat stress!


    Workers are exposed to a great deal of heat stress. Extreme heat can result in occupational illness or injury. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness.   Learn more:

Beware heat stress!2023-06-13T23:18:18+00:00
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