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Recognizing Occupational Health Professionals
Each year, AOHP dedicates a week in April to recognize the important contributions of occupational health professional. Not only do occupational health professionals take responsibility for employee care, but they have a responsibility to advocate for organizational policies that help to recognize occupational hazards and advocate for new and safe technologies. AOHP raises awareness of these imperative contributions each spring.

Occupational Health Nursing Week is April 17-23, 2017
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week is May 7-13

Celebrate National Occupational Health Providers’ Recognition Weeks

Each year, AOHP dedicates a week in April to recognize the important contributions of occupational health nurses. Not only do occupational health nurses/professionals take responsibility for employee care, but they have a responsibility to advocate for organizational policies that help to recognize occupational hazards and advocate for new and safe technologies. AOHP raises awareness of these imperative contributions each spring.

In observance of national occupational health providers’ recognition weeks this spring, AOHP is pleased to provide you with the calendar. 

We send this calendar as a member benefit to acknowledge your role in caring for healthcare workers and to demonstrate the various roles you assume, including educator, clinician, case manager, researcher and manager. This will help to continue to make organizations aware of the good work performed by occupational health professionals in keeping their healthcare workers healthy.

•  Please display this calendar in your clinic or in a prominent area in your healthcare facility throughout 2017. ·         
•  Use the calendar to acknowledge these special weeks, which honor all occupational health professionals, and to recognize all year the vital work you do to promote a safe and healthy workforce, which ensures higher quality care for patients.·         
•  This correspondence markets you and your department’s role in keeping your organization’s employees healthy and safe at work. 

Additional AOHP calendars can be downloaded from the AOHP Web site, www.aohp.org, and printed on letter-size paper or as a larger size calendar. You may purchase extra copies of the poster for $5 each by contacting AOHP Headquarters at info@aohp.org or download order form here.


AOHP member, please log in to download the letter size calendar.

AOHP has also enclosed a letter for our members to forward to their Chief Executive Officer(CEO), which highlights the role of the employee/occupational health professional(s) in their organizations. This correspondence can be used to market our member and their department’s role in keeping their CEO’s employees healthy and safe at work. Many members have hand delivered this letter or sent it to their CEO via their administrator, resulting in recognition during these weeks by the CEO.This will help organizations aware of the good work performed by occupational health professionals in keeping their healthcare workers healthy. 

2017 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week to be Celebrated May 7-13 
Make plans to celebrate this week within your facility to promote what you do to support quality patient care by keeping employees healthy and safe. Again, this year, AOHP will celebrate by offering members a letter that can be shared with your organization’s management, as well as the AOHP Occupational Health Week poster. Watch for details! You can also visit the North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week web page at http://www.naosh.org/english/ for ideas on how to celebrate, and you can post your events related to the weeklong celebration on the NAOSH website.


NAOSH 2017: May 7-13

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week.

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local communities and the global community.

For more information, please visit ASSE NAOSH site www.asse.org/naosh or http://www.naosh.org/english/

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