I currently work as an Occupational Health Nurse for 3M in Cumberland, WI, a small town in Northwestern Wisconsin. I have worked for 3M for almost 19 years, 14 at my current facility. I provide first aid and minor emergency care for work-related injuries. I also assist employees with non-work-related medical issues, either by providing answers to their questions about conditions or treatments, or helping them navigate our health insurance and disability benefits. I provide transitional employment/return to work planning for both occupational and non-occupational conditions and I assist with safety medical surveillance and some training. I am also the ergonomics leader of our facility. Last and my favorite part of the job, I lead all our health promotion activities.
I have always worked in the occupational health/case management “world”. I am a Certified Case Manager. Before working at 3M, I was employed by a worker’s compensation insurance company. I am very familiar with Workers Compensation Insurance benefits and Family Medical Leave.
I decided to enroll in the program to challenge myself. I will be an “empty nester” next year and thought this would be a good way to stretch myself. I love learning new things so I thought this would be a great opportunity.