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Welcome to PSR's Environmental Health Policy Institute, where we ask questions -- then we ask the experts to answer them. Join us as physicians, health professionals, and environmental health experts share their ideas, inspiration, and analysis about toxic chemicals and environmental health policy.


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Evelyn I. Bain MEd, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN

Evelyn I. Bain MEd, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN is a consultant in occupational health and safety. Formerly an Associate Director and the Coordinator of the Division of Health and Safety for the Massachusetts Nurses Association, her work with nurses focused on addressing unsafe working conditions in healthcare settings, primarily acute care hospitals. Nurses adverse health outcomes from exposure to natural rubber latex, personal fragrance, and industrial cleaning chemicals was addressed in many forums including on-line continuing education, educational events, and union contract language. These learning opportunities and subsequent activities resulted in improved working conditions and safer healthcare environments for nurses, other healthcare workers, and their patients.

Evelyn is a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing Roger Williams University and Rhode Island College.


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