CHR Newsletter – May 8, 2014

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Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Online Training via ACOEM


Spirometry, Spirometry Refresher, Respirator Fit-Testing Training Courses

Baltimore, MD:

October, 2014 TBD


Pittsburgh, PA:

June 16-18, 2014*

Sept. 8-10, 2014*

Nov. 17-19, 2014*

*Followed by CAOHC-approved Hearing Conservation Workshop.

Fond du Lac, WI:

June 4-6, 2014.

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Additional Spirometry Training/Refresher Training Courses in Ayer, MA: Register Online for classes in October.

CAOHC Certification:

May 21-23, 2014

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May 22, 2014

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May 19-20, 2014

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Occupational Health Connections, Inc. (OHC) is a distinguished leader in occupational and employee health staffing and recruitment. For job opportunities, please visit: OHC website

Dr. Tufail Shaikh’s book, MMI and Other Work-Related Injury Issues, is now available as an e-book (Download here).



CHR Newsletter – May 8, 2014

Occupational health professionals from more than 10 countries
present educational sessions on practice challenges, current research, and successful projects. Read More.


Celebrating Occupational Health Nurses Week at CHR Headquarters


CMV Drivers in Interstate Commerce Must Use MEs Listed on the National Registry to Obtain a
Medical Certificate Beginning May 21, 2014

May 21st is just around the corner. We are aware of new FMCSA regulations, and have conducted meetings with our staff members to ensure that all necessary processes are in place before the deadline. As of May 21st, all DOT exams coordinated by CHR will be scheduled with registered medical examiners, and our clients’ FMCSA compliance will continue to be our priority. For more information, please see

Visit the National Registry website | FMCSA website

RN/WC Case Manager Opportunity

CHR is expanding our team and needs a FT WC, Expatriate and Executive Case Manager for our Rockville, MD HQ

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Vendor Credentialing Immunizations

CHR has many clients with employees that must satisfy immunization credentialing requirements


CHR works directly with the employee to complete the vaccinations or titres (blood tests) required to show proof of immunity.

How Loud is Too Loud at the Workplace

Each of these elements is critical to ensure that workers are being protected where noise levels are unable to be reduced below the OSHA required levels


Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recommended that all worker exposures to noise should be controlled below a level equivalent to 85 dBA for eight hours to minimize occupational noise induced hearing loss. Read the Full Article for what can be done to reduce the hazard from noise.

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A Simple Method to Justify Occupational Health Cost Effectiveness

Occupational health practitioners are now regularly being asked to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of the service they provide


In addition to requiring the skills and expertise to improve employee wellbeing, prevent workplace ill health and detect workplace disease early through health surveillance, OH professionals need to be knowledgeable regarding business drivers.

OH suppliers have to justify the benefits and costs of their service, often using the immediate tangible elements that result. Such tangible elements include reduced absence costs, reduced overtime/agency staff costs, increased productivity, reduced insurance costs and reduced staff turnover. Less tangible benefits include improved quality of workplace experience, improved wellbeing, increased staff morale and engagement. Read the Full Article about a simple method of providing cost justification for an OH service.

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Health Promotion That Leads to Change: What is the Best Approach?

Getting workplace health promotions right takes more than just a roadshow, says occupational health nurse practitioner


The effectiveness of health promotion in the workplace is difficult to determine because of the lack of high-quality research in this area. Evidence shows that a one-size-fits-all approach to interventions is not effective, and most research recommends targeted efforts with an understanding of the views of employees.

An appreciation of how difficult it is to achieve the public health targets we so readily quote, in the context of working life, may also aid the development of interventions to sustain long-term healthy behavior. Read the Full Article for:

  • What are the barriers to employees adopting healthy behaviours?
  • Does the workplace and type of work have some influence on the ability to implement change?
  • Do health professionals have a part to play in modelling a healthy lifestyle?
  • What workplace intervention approach is effective in promoting and encouraging healthy lifestyles?

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Professional Musicians Face Greater Risk of Hearing Problems

Threat of hearing loss was nearly four times higher, and risk of tinnitus also increased


Professional musicians face a nearly four times greater risk of developing hearing loss compared to the rest of the public, according to new research.

Musicians are also 57 percent more likely to develop ringing in the ears — known as tinnitus — because of their exposure to loud noise, suggests the study published online April 30 in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

Read the Full Article for researchers’ recommendations to help save hearing.

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Upcoming Conferences

  • AAOHN, May 5-8, 2014
  • FSAOHN, September 11-14, 2014
  • WOEMA, September 17-20, 2014
  • ROHC, October 18, 2014
  • NEAOHN, October 27-29, 2014
  • NCAOHN, November 6-8, 2014
  • OAOHN, November 6-8, 2014
  • NECOEM, December 4-5, 2014
  • More to come; Stay tuned…

Past Conferences Supported

  • ACOEM, April 27-30, 2014
  • NCAOHN, March 26-28, 2014
  • Humana Forum 2014, March 25, 2014
  • NJSAOHN, March 19, 2014
  • CSOEMA, March 14-15, 2014
  • NECOEM / MaAOHN, Boston, MA, Dec. 5-6, 2013
  • NCAOHN, Charlotte, NC, November 6-8, 2013
  • IFDAT, Coral Gables, FL, November 4-5, 2013
  • OAOHN, Celina, OH, October 24-26, 2013
  • CSAOHN, Sacramento, CA, October 17-19, 2013
  • NEAOHN, Newark, DE, October 9-11, 2013
  • VSAOHN / VOSH, Hampton, VA, October 9-11, 2013
  • IL AOHN, Bloomington, IL, October 3-4, 2013
  • SVAPOHN, Wilkes-Barre, PA, October 2-4, 2013
  • WOHC, Oahu, Hawaii, September 26-28, 2013
  • IN AOHN, Nashville, IN,
    Sep. 20, 2013
  • TSAOHN, San Antonio, TX,
    Sep. 19-21, 2013
  • FL AOHN, Orlando, FL, September 19-21, 2013
  • CLOHN, Pineville, LA,
    August 1-3, 2013
  • AOHC, Orlando, FL, April 28 – May 1, 2013
  • AAOHN, Las Vegas, NV, April 15-18, 2013

Job Openings


CHR has the following immediate openings:
RN, Occupational Health Case Management

RN, Occupational Travel Health Nurse

Medlock Consulting is a Physician and Occupational Health Search Firm dedicated to locating, evaluating, and facilitating the placement of quality physician executives, PA’s. NP’s, and RN-COHN’s in superior environments.




About Karen Cohen

Karen Cohen, RHIA, President and Owner of Corporate Health Resources, Inc., has over 30 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing occupational health record keeping systems and medical surveillance programs to meet the needs of clients in industry.

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