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Upcoming Educational Events

2015 PAAOHN Conference
March 11-13, 2015
Title:  Spring into Occupational Health: A Clinical and Wellness Update


Doubletree by Hilton in Monroeville, PA - near Pittsburgh and PA Turnpike


Conference Brochure - Registration
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Harvard School of Public Health
January 26-29, 2015
Boston, MA
'Work, Health, and Well-being: Integrating Wellness and Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace"


Hagerstown Community College
June 1-3, 2015

Hagerstown, MD
"Physical Assessment for the OHN"

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Job Opportunities
Job/Location   Posted
Northeast Philadelphia - OHN   11/16/14
Northeast Philadelphia - Plant Nurse   11/03/14



President's Message - September 2014

Exciting news – Kudos to the following members
- Joanne Spino is now a Certified Occupational Health Nurse – passed that exam with flying colors
- Chad Rittle is now a member of the ACIP – Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices
o Please look for Chad’s immunization related articles in the upcoming editions of the Workplace Health and Safety Journal
- Janet McHale is also a Certified Occupational Health Nurse
- Nancy Ritz has been selected by the Central Chapter to attend the 2015 PA conference without paying a registration fee
o Have you checked with your chapter about the free registration given by the state to attend the conference? You might be the lucky winner
Talking of the conference – the 2015 conference will be held in Monroeville, PA at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center and hosted by the Southwest Chapter.  Dates for the conference are March 11-13, 2015 and registration will be open as of August 10th
Why so early – the board has listened to your request – there will be a Pre-conference offering on Wednesday March 11th morning for the first 30 registrants. The TOPIC – Business management in OH
Please see the website www.paaohn.org for further registration details – do not miss out on the early bird special – we already have registrants and VENDORS signed up – The board has set a goal of at least 100 attendees – Please plan on attending and helping us meet our goal.
Conference sounds like it would fit your educational and networking needs but cash short – Think about apply for one of the following awards/grants which will help with the cost – Plus make your employer take notice when they receive notification your were selected for an award/grant by your professional organization.
 Betty Mouldar Clinical Practice Award
 Dorothy Saller Outstanding occupational health nurse
 Scholarship/certification grant
 Delaware Valley Educational grant
 DEADLINE 2/2/15 Details on the PAAOHN websitewww.paaohn.org
Another way to let your employer know how important you are – join local or state board.  We would love to have fresh blood – looking for two directors – Job descriptions on the website – or just ask a current board member – we do not bite.  Jeannie Tomlinson is the elections officer – Please contact her at jeanniek821@gmail.com if you are interested
As always if you have a question, need any information, would like to know more about the grants, awards, etc. please either email me at langyc@upmc.edu or call at 412-647-3407
Thank you

Yolanda C. Lang, Dr.PH, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN
President, PAAOHN



Get Involved at the Local Level

We need you!  Our local chapters are the grass roots of our state.  I realize that your time may be limited and you hesitate to commit to an elected position.  However, participation takes many forms including meeting attendance, committee work, or just volunteering for a one-time special task or project.

Please consider sharing your talents and skills to help us become more successful.  Reach out to your local chapter President.  Even working on a small task would be appreciated.

Berks Laurie Heagy



Central Kimberly Smith
Philadelphia Donna Moser
Southwest Janet Reid
Susquehanna Valley Kathryn Emanski
At Large  



2014 Medique Award - Vernona, NY

2014 Medique Leadership Award Recipient
Nancy VanBlargan, MA, BSN, RN, COHN-S

2014 PAAOHN Award/Grant Winners

Dorothy Saller Award

Nancy Ritz, RN, BS, COHN-S,CCM, from Central Chapter, is the recipient of PAAOHN’s Dorothy Saller Outstanding Nurse Award. This award recognizes a nurse leader who has demonstrated outstanding service within the profession and their local chapter through exceptional leadership and performance of professional responsibilities in all facets of the occupational health specialty.

L-R: Chad Little, Nancy Ritz, Yolanda Lang

Nancy Ritz BIO

Betty Mouldar Award

Paulette Nitkiewicz, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CMA, of Southwest Chapter, is this year's recipient of the Betty Mouldar Award.  This Award recognizes a nurse clinician who has demonstrated clinical excellence and innovation in occupational health nursing.

L-R: Chad Rittle, Paulette Nitkiewicz, Yolanda Lang


President's Award

Chad Rittle DNP, MPH, RN   is this year's recipient of the President’s Award. This award is chosen by the President and given to a Board member for their dedication and contribution to PAAOHN.

L-R: Chad Rittle, Yolanda Lang


Delaware Valley Grant Recipients

Mia Murphy, BSN, RN, CRRN Angela Schafer, RN, BSN

 PAAOHN Certification Grant

Helen Mae Reisner, BA, BSN, RN, COHN-S


 Business Recognition Award
Mid State Occupational Health Services, Inc.

 L-R: Chad Rittle, Kim Olszewski, Vice President Mid State OHS, Yolanda Lang

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