We are sad to advise that, Ellen Coe passed away this week. Ellen was a constant contributor to the Alberta Occupational Health Nurses' Association (AOHNA) for over 20 years and practiced nursing for nearly 50 years. She held positions within the North Central Chapter (Education and Social Committee, Chapter Representative), the AOHNA (President, Secretary), and was a member of the Conference Committee for 6 years. She was always willing to help with special projects. She worked tirelessly to promote Occupational Health Nursing and develop new nurses in the field. She was a mentor to countless members, had an easy going demeanor, and was totally approachable for anyone. Ellen also served as a COHNA-ACIIST Board of Director from 2008 – 2011 holding several positions including the Alberta Director, Vice President and President. Her numerous Occupational Health Nursing positions included CN, Suncor, Maple Leaf, CORC, Macewan, Fluor, Northlands, Degussa to name just a few. She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

(Written by Eric Stein, COHNA-ACIIST Director for AOHNA)


Vancouver or Victoria, BC

Under the direction of the Manager, Occupational Health & Rehabilitation and the Medical Director of workplace health and safety, the Occupational Health Nurse Practice Lead (OHN-PL) oversees the delivery of high-quality, reliable, and responsive occupational health nursing services.

The OHN-PL supervises the Occupational Health Nurses team with a focus on the WHS principles of early intervention, evidence-based decision-making, health as a shared responsibility and customer service. Working within the integrated OHR team of Return to Work Specialists and Administrative Professionals, the OHN-PL contributes a leadership perspective regarding occupational health nursing and clinical case management and fosters a collaborative, consistent and responsive approach to achieving OHR objectives. The OHN team works directly with employees, managers, occupational health physicians, community care providers and return-to-work specialists to provide clinical case management services consistent with current Occupational Health nursing ethics and practice guidelines.

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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

With over 100 years of technological leadership, Michelin is recognized as the leading innovator in the tire industry and the top selling tire brand worldwide.

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., which employs 3200 people and operates three tire manufacturing facilities in Nova Scotia, is seeking an Occupational Health Nurse to join its Bridgewater, Nova Scotia manufacturing team on the South Shore.

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Human Resources/HSE

Civeo is a global workforce accommodation specialist that helps people maintain healthy, productive and connected lives while living and working away from home. Our unique approach focuses on guest wellbeing, operational efficiency, community building and a property development mindset – making us a leading provider of accommodation solutions.

Civeo is currently looking for an Occupational Health Nurse to fill the role of Disability Management Coordinator. This position will be based at one of our lodges in Northern Alberta, but will also assume responsibility for surrounding areas.

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COHNA Background

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.

Mission Statement
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:

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