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OHNIG Newsletter #28 ― May, 2011     Jill King, OHNIG Chairperson
Email: admin@ipnig.ca        Website:  www.ohnig.ca
  1. OHNIG Executive Wish OHNIG Members a GREAT National Nurses Week May 9 – May 15, 2011!
  2. Reality Check! What exactly do Occupational Health Nurses do?
  3. Enthusiastic Vibes for Student Video Clip Project from our New OHNIG Student Representative!
  4. We Have Something for All of You! Come to the Fair!
  5. Breaking the Isolation! Let's Collaborate with other Occupational Health Nurses!
  6. Timely Update on Bill 160 – “On the Spot” tickets!
  7. A Sign of the Times- Electronic Communication and Web Conferencing
  8. Education has never been so close!
  9. Posters – Who needs Posters? Yes we all need Posters!
  10. Impact to the Bottom Line - Value Added Occupational Health Services!

 

1. OHNIG Executive Wish OHNIG Members a GREAT National Nurses Week May 9 – May 15, 2011!  Back to top

Nurses WeekThe OHNIG Executive leaders wish all the OHNIG members a happy NATIONAL NURSES WEEK MAY 9 – 15, 2011. It is time to celebrate the hard work by all the Professional Occupational Health Nurses done through out the past year to keep healthy workers in a healthy work environment.

A while ago a lot of research went into Healthy Work Environments. ... read more

 

2. Reality Check! What exactly do Occupational Health Nurses do?  Back to top

OHNIG is intent on clarifying the variety of job descriptions of Occupational Health Nurses. Many people wondered what an Occupational Health Nurse does. Far too often the Occupational Health Nurse job is mixed up with Occupational Therapist a totally different occupation. So what does an Occupational Health Nurse do?  ... read more

3. Enthusiastic Vibes for Student Video Clip Project from our New OHNIG Student Representative!  Back to top

OHNIG currently has posted on their Student Corner printable fact sheets on Health and Safety tips for nursing students. All nursing students must know these regulations before entering a work place. ... read more

4. We Have Something for All of You! Come to the Fair!  Back to top

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RNAO Nurse Career Fair
If you have want to expand your horizon, need to meet other nurses, are a newly graduated nurse or have been thinking about alternate career opportunities, you should plan to attend the RNAO Nursing Expo Career Fair on Friday, May 13, 2011. ...  read more

  

  

5. Breaking the Isolation! Let's Collaborate with other Occupational Health Nurses!  Back to top

While the OHNIG executive members attended the RNAO AGM 3 day Assembly and AGM April 7, 8 and 9th there was an OHNIG Executive meeting on Saturday Morning April 9, 2011. Discussion included ways that OHNIG could promote Occupational Health Nursing and better collaboration with other Occupational Health Nurse groups. Ideally all the Occupational Health Nurse groups would benefit by closer communication and working together to attract new nurses interested in exploring Occupational Health Nurse opportunities. ... read more

6. Timely Update on Bill 160 – “On the Spot” tickets!  Back to top

Following the recommendations of the Expert Advisory Panel on Occupational Health & Safety published in December 2010 Bill 160 Occupational Health and Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2011 (read the Dean Report on the OHNIG website: News You Can Use), is expected to pass the third reading and receive Royal Assent by the end of May!  ...read more

7. A Sign of the Times – Electronic Communication and Web Conferencing!  Back to top

Book mark your OHNIG web site. This will be OHNIG members' main source of communication. Quarterly web site changes will update the OHNIG Members. The on line postings will maintain transparency and open dialogue with their members. The web site will have the three yearly OHNIG newsletters. They newsletters are printable or you can just read them in the on line archive. ... read more

8. Education has never been so close!  Back to top

OHNIG from time to time will copy vital education links for the OHNIG members to consider. Here are just a few. ...read more

9. Posters – Who needs Posters? Yes we all need Posters!  Back to top

Helen Ayer has offered her collection of work place posters to needy recipients : )  Everyone is most welcome to use this if they wish.
Any other subjects you would like?   Hand Hygiene Poster

10. Impact to the Bottom Line - Value Added Occupational Health Services!  Back to top

Occupational Health and Environmental Safety specialists work in a place of business rendering appropriate services to maintain the health of the employees employed by that business. Many times in the past the place of business mandated that the occupational health services merely follow the progress of the health of the employee group primarily to maintain a low absence rate as the most cost effective method. The company management ignored the knowledge and expertise of their occupational health nurse to provide value added services that ultimately produced greater cost benefits. It is time to change this out of date thinking as the method of operation to use and totally lacks proper prevention control of occupational and environmental health hazards. ... read more