Board Certified Professional Ergonomist Kathy Espinoza to Keynote AOHP’s 2014 Annual National Conference

TORRANCE Calif. – April 10, 2014 – Kathy Espinoza, MBA, MS, CPE, CIE, a Board Certified Professional Ergonomist and Assistant Vice President, Ergonomics and Safety for California insurance broker Keenan & Associates, will make two keynote presentations at the 2014 Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) National Conference, scheduled for September 10-13 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. On September 10, Espinoza will give the AOHP Board and Chapter officers practical steps for Finding Balance Between Work and Home to allow them to fully focus on life after work at the end of the day. At the September 11 General Session, she will deliver an upbeat presentation on Building Relationships in Today’s Multi-Generational Workforce, accentuating the positives each generation contributes and how their unique values impact motivation.

Espinoza has been with Keenan since 2003, providing motivational presentations for management and staff, as well as injury prevention training to office personnel, hospital workers (clinical and non-clinical settings,) special education staff, public agencies, and custodial, grounds, EVS employees. In addition to risk control and injury prevention consulting with healthcare organizations and public agencies at Keenan, Espinoza served as a workplace ergonomics instructor at the University of California, Riverside for 10 years. She earned an MBA from University of Redlands, holds a Master’s Degree in Work Science/Physiology and has published more than 50 articles in the fields of ergonomics, leadership and wellness.

The 33rd AOHP Annual National Conference addresses the association’s mission to provide members with opportunities for professional growth through education. More than 250 occupational health professionals – representing approximately 25 percent of AOHP’s membership – are expected to attend the 2014 conference. This preeminent event, one of the country’s largest conferences for occupational health professionals in healthcare, features four days of dynamic educational programming and the exchange of successful research and innovative practices, in addition to an exhibition, opportunities for networking and the ability for attendees to earn continuing education hours in a wide variety of content areas.

This nationally-recognized conference is supported in part by a number of high-profile sponsors, including the CDC, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Mountains and Plains Education and Research Center (MAPERC), Oxford Immunotec, Inc., and Axion Health Inc. who provide assistance in the form of speakers, certification and financial assistance.

AOHP, a national association with about 1,000 members, is the defining authority shaping healthcare worker health, safety and well-being. AOHP promotes health and safety for healthcare workers through: advocacy; occupational health education and networking opportunities; health and safety advancement through best practice and research; and partnering with other invested stakeholders.

Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities for the AOHP 2014 Annual National Conference are still available. Registration opens in early summer. Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities or registration information should contact AOHP Headquarters at 800.362.4347 or info@aohp.org.