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Disability Information Sites


Information for both individuals with disabilities as well as their caregivers.  

Guide to Disability Benefits from Disability.gov https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guides-to-disability-benefits/


Medicare & Social Security: Benefits for Disabled Individuals http://www.planprescriber.com/medicare-insurance-news/social-security-disability/


Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs http://www.ssa.gov/medicare/prescriptionhelp/


Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-transportation/


Buying a Home | Department of Housing and Urban Development http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/buying_a_home/


Guide to Moving for the Disabled



Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living https://www.disability.gov/resource/home-modifications-to-promote-independent-living/


Home Safety for People with Disabilities http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities  


Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide



Home Accommodation Cost Guide for the Disabled http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/disability-accommodation/






U.S. Department of Transportation Raises the Bar for Safety with National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Final Rule

“This new rule will ensure that healthcare professionals conducting Department of Transportation medical exams fully understand all of the demands required to operate large trucks and passenger buses safely.”     

 FMCSA developed the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners final rule as part of the agency’s commitment to enhancing the medical oversight of interstate drivers, and preventing commercial vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities. This rule addresses four National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendations on comprehensive training for medical examiners, and tracking of driver medical certificates.
In 30 days, FMCSA will post its uniform training and testing standards for medical examiners at http://nrcme.fmcsa.dot.gov/.   At that time, health care professionals, drivers, employers, law enforcement officers and the public can review the training standards and sign up to receive updates on the implementation of the rule. 
By May 21, 2014, all certified medical examiners must be on the National Registry database, and drivers must obtain a medical examination from a certified examiner. Medical examiners who fail to maintain federal standards will be removed from the registry.
To allow time for testing and training centers to prepare their curricula and receive FMCSA approval, healthcare professionals seeking to become certified examiners will begin registering on the National Registry website this summer.

Final Rule

National Registry FAQ

Press Release




ABOHN - American Board for Occupational Health Nurses

NCSBN: National Council of State Boards of Nursing


CDC- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HHS - United States Department of Health and Human Services

NIOSH - Education and Research Centers (ERCs)

NSC - National Safety Council

OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration


ICOH - International Commission on Occupational Health


AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association

CAOHC - Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation



ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers


ACOEM - American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management

WELCOA - Wellness Council of America





January 12, 2011: Respiratory Protection

for Healthcare Workers Training Video

The 33-minute video explains the major components

of a respiratory protection program including fit-testing,

medical evaluations, training, and maintenance.

The video also discusses the difference between respirators

and surgical masks, features a segment on common respiratory

hazards found in healthcare settings, and demonstrates how

respirator use helps protect workers from exposure to airborne


View Video


 Pennsylvania State Information Portal

The links below are helpful resources for state informaiton and several related topics

General Information

Children and Family

Children & Family

Driving In Pennsylvania 

Environmental Issues


Farming and Food


Health Care- most of the Health Care links below will take you to the PA Dept. of Health's Web site. Once there, you can do a search for your topic of interest.


Job & Career Services

Military & Veterans

Pennsylvanians With Disabilities


Senior Citizens

Social Services

Tourism and Recreation

Vital Statistics





Certification is a voluntary mechanism for validating professional

knowledge and expertise in a specialty.  In contrast to licensure,

which assures the public of safe practice at a beginning level,

certification reflects specialty practice and knowledge at

a proficient level. By meeting the challenge of certification,

the certified individual has made a commitment to a specialty

and to continued professional growth and development.

Certification is recognized by employers and peers as

an achievement and leads to employment opportunities,

advancement, and professional prestige. 

American Board for

Occupational Health Nurses, Inc

ABOHN Professional Resource to Certification

The American Society of Safety Engineers has just announced that it recognizes

 the COHN-S as a qualifier for Professional Member status (the highest membership category in ASSE).

  Additional requirements are a BS degree and 5 years of safety, health and environmental experience.  

Learn more about advancing your career as a safety, health and environmental professional by

being an ASSE member.   As a member you will also receive essential safety information on

many topics including issues including ergonomics, wellness, risk management and environmental.  

ASSE provides an excellent value and numerous member benefits to advance your career including

CEU/CNE units that can be earned through professional development. Take your career to

a new level with ASSE by joining online. Use code 100121NMWEB to receive a $30 ASSE

gift certificate and a free Practice Specialty ($20 savings) when you join by March 31st.  

Questions, contact Terry Wilkinson at twilkinson@asse.org.

Address: 201 East Ogden Road, Suite 114 - Hinsdale, IL 60521-3652

Phone: (630) 789-5799

Fax: (630) 789-8901

Email: info@abohn.org






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