OOHNA Webinars - Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

The Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association will be hosting a three-part webinar series on the use of medical marijuana in the workplace beginning 1 October 2015. For a complete description and schedule, as well as registration information, please click on one of the links below.

New Brunswick Occupational Health Nurse receives COHNA Award of Excellence

Karen Mazerolle received the 2015 COHNA / ACIIST Award of Excellence for her outstanding contributions to Occupational Health Nursing on the front lines, locally, provincially, and nationally, and in recognition of being one of COHNA's strongest leaders with a vision that has shaped their future as a national organization. Congratulations Karen!

Karen Mazerolle receives 2015 COHNA Award of Excellence

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2015 Spring Meeting Agenda

The NBOHNG will be holding their 2015 Spring Meeting at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 700 Mapleton Road, Moncton, NB, on Friday, 8 May 2015. For the complete agenda, please click on one of the links below.

2014 COHNA President's Report

Please note that the 2014 Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel, not the Delta Hotel as mentioned in the above report.

2014 COHNA Conference

The Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association (COHNA) held their 2014 conference in Saint John, New Brunswick, from 30 Sep to 1 Oct 2014.

Fall 2013

The NB Occupational Health Nurses Group met at the DEC Hospital in Fredericton on October 18, 2013. Our guest speaker was Nancy Lindsay, Chief Privacy Officer for Horizon Health Network. Ms. Lindsay presented an overview of three privacy laws, one federal and two provincial, which apply to nursing practice in New Brunswick. She also provided guidelines for appropriate use of email and company intranet sites. A lively discussion followed regarding acceptable and unacceptable uses of social media such as Facebook or Twitter. We are grateful to Ms Lindsay for sharing her valuable knowledge and insights which will help us to ensure our practices are in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. A short business meeting concluded the day with planning for our National Conference to be held in Saint John on Sep 30 & Oct 1, 2014 on the theme "Workplace Wellness Solutions".

Spring 2013

May 23, 2013 marked the Spring meeting of the NBOHNG-RIISTNB at the Nurses Association of New Brunswick office on Regent Street in Fredericton. Robin Ward of the Canadian Mental Health Association addressed the group on the topic of "Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace". The presentation covered specific hazards to psychological health which could exist or occur in workplaces as well as a process to identify and reduce these hazards. We thank Ms. Ward for providing a practical approach to fostering mental health, a vital component of any Health & Safety program. Our annual general meeting was held in the afternoon, including election of officers.