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Wednesday, September 9 • 8:00am - 5:30pm
Getting Started in Occupational/Employee Health

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Topic Overview: This comprehensive, informative presentation is designed for the occupational health professional new to the field. The eight-hour didactic course was developed from the Getting Started manual, which is updated every two years by the AOHP organization. Course content includes valuable resources, encourages interactive discussion and is presented by a team of knowledgeable experts. All participants will receive the 2014 edition of the Getting Started resource manual in CD format.


  1. Describe how the occupational health professional interacts in the healthcare facility’s organizational structure.
  2. Discuss areas of medical/legal confidentiality in occupational health.
  3. Identify federal, state and local regulatory requirements as related to job placement, physical hazards, and biological and chemical exposures.
  4. Review current infection prevention and control practices related to infectious diseases.
  5. Describe strategies to utilize health teaching in infection prevention and control, and safety.
  6. Discuss the effectiveness of case management in loss control.
  7. Explain how to communicate the value of the occupational health professional’s service and continuous performance improvement. 

avatar for Carolyn Amrich, RN, COHN

Carolyn Amrich, RN, COHN

Carolyn Amrich has served as the Manager of Occupational Health & Wellness at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX since 1991. Her department has expanded from Employee Health Services to Occupational Health and Wellness throughout the past 20+ years. She began as the sole employee... Read More →
avatar for Christine Pionk, MS, RN, COHN-S

Christine Pionk, MS, RN, COHN-S

Nurse Practitioner, University of Michican Health Systems
Christine Pionk has worked in a hospital occupational health setting as a Nurse Practitioner for almost 30 years. Her responsibilities include evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries/illnesses and evaluation of selected primary care injuries/illnesses. She has been a member... Read More →
avatar for Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

Denise Knoblauch, BSN, RN, COHN-S/CM

Denise Knoblauch is a case manager in occupational health with more than 23 years of experience as an occupational health professional in healthcare. She began her career as a lone employee health nurse in a small rural hospital and transitioned to an urban medical center which provides... Read More →

Wednesday September 9, 2015 8:00am - 5:30pm PDT
Pacific Concourse A

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