The Canadian Association for
Occupational Health Nurses is committed to promoting excellence in the practice
of occupational health nursing and advancing health, wellness and safety
practices in the workplace by:
- Developing national
standards and guidelines;
working relationships between Provincial/Territorial Associations;
- Providing a
forum for members to network, exchange knowledge and share expertise;
legislation and regulations to improve the health and safety of workers; and
the diverse role of the occupational health nurse to business, community,
government and professional affiliates at every opportunity.
Occupational Health Nurses from across Canada have been meeting informally since 1980. The formal association was founded in 1984 and incorporated in 1994.
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New CSA Standard - January 16, 2013
Today the CSA Standard Z1003-12 on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was released. The Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association (COHNA) is pleased to announce that the Standard can be downloaded free of charge from the CSA Group or BNQ. We found the document easier to download through the BNQ website. Members must register and they will be sent a link to the document to the email address you have registered with.
Please go to:
www.bnq.qc.ca, English, under "News” download the document CAN-CSA-Z1003-12.
This document is of particular interest to occupational health nurses and we trust you will be able to utilize these guidelines in your workplaces.
Roxanne McKendry RN BN COHN(C) CRSP
A PDF copy of the webinar presentation from January 29, 2013 can be found on our resources
Improve health and safety of workers by speaking with a national voice to influence health and safety regulations legislation.
Enhance the profile of Occupational Health Nurses at provincial, territorial, national and international levels.
Advance the profession by providing a national forum for the exchange of ideas and concerns.
Contribute to the health of the community by providing quality health services to workers.
Promote national standards for Occupational Health Nurses.
Encourage continuing education and ensure the certification process meets COHNA/ACIIST standards.
COHNA/ACIIST is a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives. This national organization is made up of provincial Occupational Health Nurse associations. Each of these associations pays an annual membership fee to COHNA/ACIIST and selects one voting delegate to represent the provincial membership on the board of directors.