A study day held before the conference enabled the OHNs
to update their skills and knowledge in hearing, delivered by an audiologist, and lung function (spirometry) testing, presented by Wellington respiratory physician Justin Travers.
The OHNs will increase their focus in the wellness area, but are also working hard to ensure their occupational health expertise is used to its full potential for the benefit of staff.
O'Kane has worked as an OHN at the DHB for 17 years.
Many businesses have moved away from employing an in-house OHN to contracting a H&S service provider who employs OHNs.
OHNs working in Christchurch after the devastating 2010/11 earthquakes have seen a move back to more active monitoring of health hazards, including exposures to asbestos and other airborne contaminants, such as toxic fungi.
OHNs offer a valuable service to workers, the community and the economy."
When experienced occupational health nurse (OHN) Maria Burns emigrated to New Zealand from the United Kingdom (UK) five years ago, she was shocked by both this country's workplace fatality statistics and the "she'll be right" attitude to health and safety (H&S).
OHNs are interested in how work affects people's health and how people's health affects their work.
OHNs are in an ideal position to improve the health of local populations through a population approach, improved access and exploring new service delivery.
has purchased several Historic Properties within the West Central Neighborhood utilizing Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Federal Funding.
Thit Linn Ohn, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Peoples Republic of China signed the Joint Communiqu on behalf of their respective Governments at an impressive ceremony held at the Embassy of the Union of Myanmar in downtown Beijing.
In remarks during the occasion, the Ambassador Thit Linn Ohn of the Union of Myanmar stressed that his country was pleased to establish diplomatic relations with Liberia, Africas oldest independent Republic.