Jill King Profile
Jill King
Past Chairperson

Jill's incorporated company, King Health & Safety Inc. (1984), has provided consulting services to over 70 companies, i.e., occupational health and environmental safety gap analysis, management programs, policy and procedures, emergency preparedness, employee health protection, injury rehabilitation, health promotion, risk assessment, and prevention strategies to maintain healthy work environments. Jill's extensive workplace consulting experience, her ongoing specialty education and her accreditation as a nurse specialist in occupational health, later expanded into the creation of a recognized occupational health education program, transitioning over 600 Registered Nurses to becoming occupational health nurses. Her career was profiled in the Toronto Star.

Jill participated as a delegate to the World Health Organization International Congress on Occupational Health in Nice, France (1994). Jill is a presenter at International Emergency Preparedness conferences and a university guest lecturer. As a result of her 2003 research paper, Looming Crisis, Nurses are the Sickest Workers, Jill was invited to become a member of a national committee, overseeing development of Best Practice Guidelines for healthy workplace environments under RNAO leadership.

In addition, Jill volunteers for a Community Expert Panel making recommendations to Central LHINS on government funding for resources to keep seniors in their homes. Jill's noted work on prevention strategies led to volunteer work, forming a health policy platform for a potential Conservative party leader candidate.

Jill became actively involved in RNAO in 2003. She was one of four founding members for the Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group (OHNIG) where she serves as Chairperson.

Since 2006, Jill has worked with Independent Practice Nurses IPN team leaders to develop a new foundation for the recognition of Independent Practice Nurses. Jill serves the IPN members as their Public Relations Communication leader. Jill states, “I work with other IPN members to define health policy that provides acceptance of independent practice nursing. IPN members perform a wide diversity of specialized professional nursing care services that are vital to the safekeeping of the public health community.”