Global occupational health and safety responsibilities of occupational health nurses based in the United States. The purpose of this study was to identify the global occupational health and safety responsibilities of occupational health nurses based in the United States and factors contributing to these global responsibilities. Of 2,123 members completing a web-survey, approximately 12% worked globally. Occupational health nurses with three or four national certifications and more than 15 years of occupational health nursing experience, were most likely to work globally. Advanced practice nurses, occupational health nurses who worked for large employers, and those who supervised other nurses, were also more likely to work globally. In contrast, occupational health nurses who personally provided direct care to workers were less likely to work globally.
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