Welcome to the Manitoba Occupational Health Nurses Interest Group website.
 Manitoba’s occupational health nurses are individually and jointly dedicated to the prevention of occupational illness and injury and promotion and maintenance of the health of workers in all occupations.  Occupational health nursing is a specialty within the broader profession of nursing and requires special skills and knowledge in the fields of occupational health and safety education, counseling, environmental health, rehabilitation, human resources and ergonomics.  The Occupational Health Nurse acts as the liaison between the workplace and the community in issues related to occupational illnesses and injuries.
 Don't forget National Nurses Week May7-13, 2018 The theme this year is   #YesThisIsNursing      Many Places Real Impact.  International Nurses Day is May 12th of that week.


 Join Us  for only $30.00 a year and help strengthen Occupational Health Nursing
We are developing online forms but in the meantime, member forms can be obtained by emailing : Geoffrey  Thompson at gthompson@mflohc.mb.ca
                       Get the membership form from our "file cabinet" on the Who is MOHNIG page.

Only for paid members, you will be receiving the Comfort Zone news letter starting this October, 2017. We have purchased this Canadian health and safety publication for a year as part of our value of membership. It has great information, occupational health news as well as safety news and tips. We will appreciate your feedback over the next year so we know to renew come next September.
It is great to see new nurses becoming involved as we grow our organization and representation of occupational health nursing in Manitoba!



Save the Date! Upcoming MOHNIG Meetings

             MOHNIG Annual General meeting.
         Wednesday, June 13-2018
          Noon to 4pm

Wellness Services department, 60 Osborne St N, Winnipeg, MB

On-site attendees must register in advance for security reasons and for ordering lunch
        Lunch (20.00), Noon- 4pm
       AGM reports from COHNA, Education, Finance, Membership
and election of officers, President position to be elected

                                        Stayed tuned-We hope to have web presentation capability for those who are out of town.

Special Speaker: Dr. A Kraut                                                 Spirometry

Dr. Allen Kraut is a specialist in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He trained in W innipeg, Toronto and New York City. Dr. Kraut is an associate professor at the University of Manitoba in the departments if internal medicine and community health sciences. He works as an attending physician at the Health Sciences Centre and as an occupational physician at the MFL – Occupational Health Centre. Dr. Kraut provides consulting services to a variety of labour, employer groups and governmental agencies.

Educational Focus/Topic: Use of spirometry and lung function testing in occupational settings
Brief overview of the high risk workplace hazards related to the deterioration in workers’ lung function/capacity, common sources and associated diseases (e.g. occupational asthma, cancer, other acute/chronic allergic conditions), mitigation strategies and primary prevention .
Current update on the clinical uses of spirometry across various industries and sectors.                                                                                                                                          Practical applications for OHNs who manage clients                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clinical context around emerging trends in workplace air quality (e.g. marijuana smoke in the workplace, scents and allergen sensitivities…)



                                                         Heather Temple RN,PHN, BHS Admin, BN, COHN(C) President MOHNIG

If you have any "News or Upcoming Events",  please email to htempled@outlook.com  
The information will be emailed to MOHNIG members and posted on the website.

Please keep us up to date on your email address. If we get returned mail we will not be keeping you on our list.
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