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 December 10th, 2018)
Standard Registration: $85.00
Student / Resident Registration: $60.00

Saturday, January 26th – 

Early Bird Registration: $325.00 (available until December 10th, 2018)
Standard Registration: $375.00
Student / Resident Registration: $250.00

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

Early Bird Registration: $365.00 (available until December 10th, 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:

  • Define, diagnose, and treat acute concussion, persistent concussive symptoms, and post-concussive syndrome
  • Review the known health effects of wildfire smoke exposure, health effects currently under study, and resources for OEM clinicians who treat patients with smoke exposure
  • Describe Cal OSHA’s newest regulations, recently identified health hazards and the workplaces affected by them, and be able to develop specific Medical Surveillance recommendations for those regulations
  • Identify emerging health hazards for cannabis workers, and be able to provide appropriate Medical Surveillance and/or treatment for cannabis workers
  • Discuss new remote monitoring technologies that apply to OEM, and how to access and apply these new technologies as appropriate
  • Identify signs and symptoms necessitating urgent orthopedic referral, and the most appropriate imaging study for the shoulder injury
  • Utilize recommendations to facilitate quality improvement in their own practicies, champion the value of OEM to their organizations, and to apply ACOEM’s specific recommendations in assessing patient satisfaction from the ACOEM position statement
  • Discuss the timeline and type of documentation required for commercial drivers with insulin-dependent diabetes, and determine if the data submitted by the drivers is adequate for clearance
  • Review the structure of MTUS/ACOEM Guidelines, utilize practical tips on how to apply the MTUS treatment guidelines, and be able to utilize a different resource when your request is not included in ACOEM Guidelines

 

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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.

 

Accreditation

Friday, January 25, 2019

Nurses:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 6.5 contact hours.

Registered Environmental Health Specialists:

This course has been approved for 6.5 contact hours, REHS. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) UC Berkeley is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Program Continuing Education Accreditation Agency approved by the California Department of Public Health.

Industrial Hygienists:

ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 6.5 of contact hours for this event.
Visit http://www.abih.org /maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Safety Professionals:

Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 6.5 contact hours for this event.
Visit http://www.bcsp.org/Certifications/Recertification for more information.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Physicians:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality / California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Davis. The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley is accredited by the IMQ/CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 7.5 LLSA Credits towards ABPM MOC PART II requirements.
Nurses:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 7.5 contact hours.
Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME):
This activity has been approved for 7.5 contact hours, DWC Provider No. 420.

 

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.