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Occupational Health Nurses: An essential component for Total Worker Health

Posted by Dede Montgomery
Jun 24, 2019

I first understood the importance of including occupational health nurses in holistic workplace discussions back in 1984, long before the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) had coined the term Total Worker Health. As I worked through my first case study about a fictitious battery manufacturer with classmates, I didn’t recognize at the time how fortunate I was in my NIOSH-funded Education Research Center training (at the University of Washington) to work as a team with occupational health nurses, occupational health physicians, and epidemiologists, in addition to...

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