COEH Builds Bridges: Impact of New Policies on Occupational Health

Friday, January 25, 2019 – Saturday, January 26, 2019

Bancroft Hotel, Grand Hall
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
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Event Description:

This joint symposium presented by UC Berkeley and UC Davis will explore the impacts of new policies on occupational health.

Day one of the symposium will discuss the making, implementation, and assessment of policies designed to improve worker health. Speakers will present information on the process by which a policy is created and why. The challenges and successes with implementing and assessing new standards in different industries will be discussed. Recent standards in lead, silica, hotel housekeeping, safe patient handling, workplace violence, and sexual harassment will be discussed in detail, along with a discussion of ongoing implementation and assessment strategies. Health policy experts will discuss how the impact of these policies might be assessed over time.

Day two of the symposium will explore current topics in occupational and environmental medicine. The Center for Occupational Health at UC Davis offers this annual symposium to clinicians as a part of its mission to disseminate new knowledge related to occupational health and policy. This program is designed to improve provider competence in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of worker-related injuries with the intention of improving health outcomes for California workers.

 

Registration Fees:

Friday, January 25th – 

Early Bird Registration: $75.00 (available until November 26th, 2018)
Standard Registration: $85.00
Student / Resident Registration: $60.00

Saturday, January 26th – 

Early Bird Registration: $325.00 (available until November 26th, 2018)
Standard Registration: $375.00
Student / Resident Registration: $250.00

Friday, January 25th & Saturday, January 26th Package – 

Early Bird Registration: $365.00 (available until November 26th, 2018)
Standard Registration: $400.00
Student / Resident Registration: $250.00

 

Learning Objectives:

Friday, January 25th, 2019

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance and process of developing new Occupational Health Standards in California
  • Describe how the health, safety, and financial impact of Occupational Health Standards are assessed over time
  • Identify the core content and requirements contained in 8 different Occupational Health Standards in California
  • Apply knowledge about recent occupational health standards to improve compliance in the workplace
  • Apply knowledge of the policy making process to future occupational health challenges

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of new and existing medical guidance in assessing commercial drivers
  • Utilize new knowledge of novel, evidence-based practices to return injured workers to work following traumatic brain injury
  • Apply awareness of wildfire smoke-related health effects based on 2018 data to treat patients with wildfire smoke exposure
  • Identify fundamental clinical MRI and CT imaging findings that will expedite diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries
  • Apply knowledge of surgical repair of occupational shoulder injuries to improve patient expectations and outcomes
  • More coming soon!

 

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Audience

Day one of the symposium is intended for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals including registered environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, occupational medicine physicians, and mid-level practitioners, occupational health nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Day two of the symposium is intended for clinicians including MD, DO, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, and allied health professionals including those in the occupational medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine disciplines.

 

Sponsors

This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis.