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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SAFETY NETWORK (OHSN)

Project Updates

Contact information

Project Officer:
Ahmed Gomaa, MD, ScD, MSPH
513-841-4337
AGomaa@cdc.gov

Associate Program Advisor:
Raymond Sarmiento, MD
513-841-4551
RSarmiento@cdc.gov

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IT Project Manager:
Susan Nowlin
513-841-4467
SNowlin@cdc.gov



Upcoming Stakeholder Meetings

AOHC 2015
May 3-6, 2015
Baltimore, MD

AOHP 2015
September 9-12, 2015
San Francisco, CA



Recent Stakeholder Meetings

AOHP 2014
September 10-13, 2014
New Orleans, LA

AOHP 2014
April 27-30, 2014
San Antonio, TX

AOHP 2013
Sept. 11-14, 2013
Orlando, Florida

AOHC 2013
April 28-May 1, 2013
Orlando, Florida

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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Breakout Session B005, Friday, September 30, 11:00-12:00: NIOSH’s Update on Development of the Occupational Health Safety Network

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What's New with OHSN

OHSN Powerpoint Training Guides now available!
NIOSH has new resources to assist users with OHSN tools and reports. Contact NIOSHOHSN@CDC.Gov to request either of our training materials: Using the OHSN Conversion and Mapping Tool, and Using OHSN Reports.

Look for an article on OHSN in Hospital Employee Health, October 2014: “Hospitals Can Track, Compare Needlesticks

NIOSH is pleased to announce open enrollment for OHSN in Summer 2013. Healthcare facilities and systems can now take advantages of OHSN’s unique benefits in tracking traumatic injuries among healthcare workers. Click the enrollment link to get started!

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:

We encourage you to talk to your software vendors and let them know that you are eager to work with OHSN.

OHSN Mentioned in Joint Commission Monograph

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.

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  • Page last updated: October 17, 2014
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