Occupational Health

Launch of Free, On-Line Physician CE Course

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“DIR has launched an online physician continuing education course to improve understanding of the medical treatment utilization schedule (MTUS) and the IMR and utilization review (UR) processes. The course provides free CME credit.

“We continue to evaluate IMR decisions to ensure optimal care for patients, particularly with opioids,” said DWC Executive Medical Director Dr. Raymond Meister. “Helping physicians understand and follow the MTUS will improve results for injured workers.”

Register and learn more at: http://www.dir.ca.gov.


REMINDER: COEH-CE IH Forum on 11.29.2016: Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems


Speaker: Megan Canright Rabinowitz, MPH, CIH

Sponsored by: The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) and the Northern California Section of the AIHA


Tuesday, November 29, 2016,  1-4 PM

Elihu Harris State Office Bldg, Rm 2
1515 Clay St, Oakland, CA  94612

This presentation will cover the basic framework for understanding the principles of the recognition, evaluation, and control of Legionella in various water systems from the perspective of the industrial hygienist’s role. An overview of technical strategies for environmental exposure and risk assessment will be provided as well as discussion of data collection and interpretation in support of environmental source identification. Actual case studies will be reviewed for purposes of demonstration and to assist in achievement of learning objectives.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the course attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the principles of recognition, evaluation and control of legionella in various water systems
  • Describe the technical strategies for environmental exposure and risk assessment.
  • Identify issues of data collection and interpretation.

This event contains 3.0 hours of instruction and may be eligible for 0.5 ABIH CM credits. The forum meets BCSP criteria for 0.25 COC points and REHS certification CEUs. Nurses: COEH Continuing Education Program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider BRN # 12983 for 3.3 contact hours for the IH Forum

MEGAN CANRIGHT RABINOWITZ, MPH, CIH has a wide array of experience in the fields of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental, Health & Safety. As the Corporate Director of Scientific Operations with Forensic Analytical, she provides company-wide technical and operational direction and facilitates the internal Quality Assurance/Quality Control program. Megan’s primary areas of expertise include occupational and environmental exposure assessment, and the evaluation and control of waterborne pathogens in support of environmental infection control. Megan is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and is very active in the local San Diego and National chapters of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, serving as the 2015-2016 Chair of the AIHA Risk Assessment Committee and current Secretary of the California Industrial Hygiene Council. She is a graduate of the 2011 AIHA Future Leaders Institute (FLI) and currently chairs the AIHA FLI Advisory Board.

BART – The training location is two short blocks from the 12th Street BART Station.
Driving – Take I-980 and get off at the 14th-18th Street Exit. Take 14th Street to Clay Street. Turn left on Clay. There is a parking garage on the right, across the street from 1515 Clay Street. There are also other parking garages in the area.
When you enter the big lobby of 1515 Clay, take the escalator to the second floor. Follow the signs for Room 2.

Refund Policy
To cancel your registration please send your written request to: info@coehce.org. Cancellation notification must be received no later than one week before the start date of the class in which you are registered, in order to qualify for a refund, less a $35.00 administrative fee. Substitute attendees are welcome. There is no tuition refund within one week of the start date of a class.

For more information and to register, visit: the COEH-CE registration page.




Spend eight weeks during summer 2017 (Monday, June 19th through Friday, August 11th) working with a University of California researcher in a paid summer internship program. Gain valuable experience and join other students who are interested in careers in science working on research projects that could be important for future academic and career opportunities.

What you can expect if you are admitted to the STEER Program:

  1. A meaningful opportunity to work with experienced faculty on some aspect of a research project addressing the relationship between environmental exposures and human health.
  2. Participation in a series of seminars that will:
    • Introduce you to a range of research being carried out by Environmental Heath Science faculty
    • Instruct you on the responsible conduct of science and the protection of human participants and animals in research
    • Teach you about job opportunities in environmental health sciences
    • Provide you with some practical instruction in applying to graduate school in environmental health sciences
    • Provide you with an opportunity to discuss your research experience and present your findings.
  3. Participation in field trips to give you some experience of environmental health issues in the real world.


Download the application and learn more about about the STEER program at STEER.Berkeley.edu. Applications due February 24, 2017.


Just 5 hours left! It is time to Give Big for COEH!


COEH BIG GIVE: The 9 PM Deadline

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Students of COEH,

The BIG GIVE 24-hour fundraising blitz is in the final stretch and we have had an amazing turn out so far (thank you! thank you!). Only 5 hours left to show your passion for occupational and environmental health and to support COEH by donating at https://give.berkeley.edu/COEH.

We appreciate your generosity and thank you for your gift.

From all of us at COEH


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