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Occupational Health Group

The Occupational Health group plans, develops, and helps implement the Veterans Health Administration’s overall goals and strategic objectives for occupational health, prevention, and safety programs for employees. We provide advice, interpretation, and implementation of policies and programs related to occupational safety and health programs in support of regulatory and professional standards.


The Occupational Health group consists of several programs and two centers.




Our mission and programs are carried out under the leadership of Kate McPhaul, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., Chief Consultant, Occupational Health.

Other key staff members are:

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