COEH CE’s 2016 Summer Institute


COEH’s Continuing Education Program is holding their 29th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Summer Institute the week of July 25-29, 2016, in Downtown Oakland.

Available Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Workplace Safety
  • Lab Safety
  • Climate Change and Worker Health
  • The Experienced Employee: Aging and Workplace Challenges
  • Worker’s Compensation: Fundamentals
  • Worker’s Compensation: Emerging Issues
  • Ergonomics: The Science of Sitting

For complete details on the courses being offered, visit the 2016 Summer Institute website.


Deadline Extended for the 2016 COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award


The deadline for the 2016 COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award has been extended to Monday, March 28, 2016. For complete details about the COEH M. Donald Whorton Writing Award, visit: http://coeh.berkeley.edu/students/WhortonAward.html.

The Award
Plus recognition in the COEH Bridges Newsletter and an invitation to present at a COEH event.

Extended Due Date
March 28, 2016

Application Submission
Patty Quinlan, MPH, CIH
Deputy Director, COEH
University of California
School of Public Health, EHS
50 University Hall, #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

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Toxic Substances in the Workplace and the Environment and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine


COEH’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program‘s Toxic Substances in the Workplace and the Environment and Updates in Occupational and Environmental Medicine will take place March 10-12, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

This course is presented by the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. It is designed to provide occupational and environmental health professionals and persons from other health-related disciplines with a review and update of current topics in occupational and environmental medicine. The first day of the curriculum will focus on toxic substances in the workplace and the environment. A poster session the evening before will supplement the Toxic Substances course content. The second day and final half-day of the course will cover a multi-topic theme: Updates in Occupational and Environmental Health.

For more information and registration, visit:  http://www.ucsfcme.com/2016/MDM16N01/info.html.




February 2016: COEH in the Media


John Balmes on QuartzYou already suspect that luxury bottled air is a bogus idea—and these scientists confirm it

Paul Blanc does a podcast with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to discuss the health impacts of some common household chemicals and how to protect your family.

Patricia Quinlan is featured in The New York Times for her work on the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board: Actors in Pornographic Films Fight Proposal to Enforce Safety Regulations

Robert Harrison co-produces a video on methylene chloride safety: Toxic Paint Removers: Safer Alternatives