Mary Doran, Managing Director of Health Matters (Occupational Health) Ltd, was recently elected as President of the Occupational Health Nurses Association for Ireland (OHNAI).
The OHNAI is a voluntary organisation for Occupational Health Nurses. These nurses work either as individual practitioners or team members in a workplace setting.
The association supports its members in their role of:
- Providing care to employees through health promotion, health surveillance, rehabilitation and management of absence from work.
- Working to ensure professionalism, quality, ethical and legal compliance in occupational health practice.
- Reducing absenteeism through effective case management.
- Preventing accidents and ill health at work.
The members are Occupational Health Nurses or Nurse Managers who are supported by the committee on an ongoing basis.
The assistance is given through regular meetings, support forums, an annual conference and exhibition. Also, ongoing training and CPD events which provide vital support to members who often work autonomously within industries.
The support and networking opportunities can assist the Occupational Health Nurses to work safely within their scope of professional practice. This allows them to be safe and effective practitioners whilst working to meet and exceed evidence-based best practice industry and healthcare standards.
The International Congress of Occupational Health (ICOH) 2018:
Occupational Health and Wellbeing, Linking Research to Practice The Triennial World Congress on Occupational Health:
This international event is planned for Dublin 29th April – 4th May 2018 and will bring leaders from around the world to share best practice. This will be an extremely exciting occasion for the association.
If you would like to join the association or find out further information on its activities, please check out our website www.ohnai.ie or contact Mary [email protected]