SAGE to Publish Workplace Health & Safety, Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Pensacola, Fla. (October 29, 2014) - The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) has contracted with SAGE, a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets, to publish its official journal, Workplace Health & Safety, beginning in early 2015.

Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) supports and promotes the practice of occupational and environmental health nursing.

“Workplace Health & Safety is the only U.S. journal focused exclusively on occupational and environmental health nursing practice and research. Our journal actively solicits articles from both occupational health nurses and our interdisciplinary research and practice colleagues in occupational health and safety around the world,” said WHS Editor-in-Chief Joy E. Wachs, PhD, RN, FAAOHN. “Joining the SAGE family will provide us with access to global occupational health and safety professionals to whom the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses is committed.”

WHS publishes clinical and research articles on emerging issues for occupational and environmental health nurses and the occupational health team. To support both organizational and worker health, the journal is dedicated to enhancing nurses' business and leadership skills.

“We are proud to publish a journal that has been publishing leading research with real implications for the nursing community for more than 60 years,” said Bob Howard, vice president, SAGE Journals. “We are confident that as the publishing partner of AAOHN, together we can expand the journal's readership and promote cross-disciplinary work across a global community of scholars.”

“AAOHN is proud of our Workplace Health & Safety journal. It is the premier journal focusing on worker health and safety. Our members always rank it at the top of their member value list of products and services we offer,” said AAOHN President Pam Carter, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN. “We are pleased to partner with SAGE as we know this relationship will give our readership a product that will exceed their expectations and need for evidence-based literature in the field of occupational and environmental health nursing.”

The journal’s ability to reach a larger audience will enhance the AAOHN mission of providing membership with information to improve the health and safety of workers around the world.

Learn more about Workplace Health & Safety.

The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) is a 5,000 member professional association dedicated to advancing the health, safety, and productivity of domestic and global workforces by providing education, research, public policy, and practice resources for occupational and environmental health nurses throughout the United States and the world. These professionals are the largest group of health care providers serving the worksite. AAOHN is comprised of chapter organizations that are incorporated agencies under their state regulations. For more information, visit

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