OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)
OHSN Web Site posted March 2012
Release of OHSN Standard Occupational Data Architecture (SODA) - April 2012
OHSN system testing - Summer/Fall 2012
Enrollment and Training information to be posted on the OHSN web site Winter 2012-2013
Recent Stakeholder Meetings
AOHP 2012 National Conference
October 3-6, 2012
Las Vegas, NV
NIOSH Educational Research Center of New York/New Jersey Conference
March 30, 2012
New Approaches to Regulations: Ergonomics and PELs
AOHP 2011 National Conference
September 28 – October 1, 2011
Breakout Session B005, Friday, September 30, 11:00-12:00: NIOSH’s Update on Development of the Occupational Health Safety Network
Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings
April 28-May 1, 2013
Sept. 11-14, 2013
OHSN New Feature! Based on feedback from OHSN testing with healthcare facilities, NIOSH has added a new OHSN feature: a mapping tool. If your healthcare facility can export its existing data to Excel, then this new tool can help you match your local terms and values to OHSN values. This one-time mapping allows you to keep your own data collection processes, while still enabling you to benchmark your rates against those of other, similar healthcare facilities. For more information see the Facility Tools at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ohsn/plan.html. You can also contact the OHSN team at NIOSHOHSN@cdc.gov.
NIOSH has been working with commercial software vendors to incorporate exportable OHSN reports directly into future versions of their software. Vendors that have been in communication with OHSN include:
- OHASIS (http://innovation.ghrp.ubc.ca/ohasis/),
- Axion Health (http://axionhealth.com/),
- MediTrax (www.meditrax.com),
- ULPureSafety (http://www.puresafety.com/public/) and
- Integritas (http://integritas.com/).
We encourage you to talk to your software vendors and let them know that you are eager to work with OHSN.
OHSN is pleased to be mentioned in the recent Joint Commission monograph titled “Improving Patient and Worker Safety: Opportunities for Synergy, Collaboration, and Innovation.” This resource contains useful information on preventing slips, trips and falls, patient handling injuries, and workplace violence, and many other useful topics. See http://www.jointcommission.org/improving_Patient_Worker_Safety/ for details.
OHSN Mentioned in Joint Commission Monograph
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