COHNA BackgroundThe 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:
Occupational Health Nurses from across Canada have been meeting
informally since 1980. The current association now known as COHNA was founded in 1984 and
incorporated in 1994.
- 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.