Help Protect Worker Health & Safety by Supporting Funding for NIOSH!

AIHAIn order for NIOSH to continue its good work, it needs to be funded at no less than the level it received in Fiscal Year 2016: $339.121 million. Congress is currently working on the bills for the coming 2018 Fiscal Year, making now the perfect time to send a letter to all your Members of Congress, urging them to provide NIOSH with at least the Fiscal Year 2016 level of funding for NIOSH in the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Bill. Learn how you can help protect worker health and safety.


Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses are Costly but Preventable

The California Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Branch recently released a report with occupational health indicators for 2008-2013. Important findings about California workers:

  • In 2013, 396 workers died from injuries sustained on the job, and Hispanics accounted for 49% of the deaths.
  • Each year more than 100,000 workers lose work time from job injuries and about 20,000 are hospitalized.
  • Over 1.7 million workers are employed in high-risk occupations where the rate of work-related injuries is more than twice the overall rate for US industries.

The Occupational Health Branch tracks these data to highlight costly and preventable hazards. Share the report with your networks to join our effort of making the workplace a safer and healthier place for all Californians: http://bit.ly/OHWIndicators.

Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health

IH Forum: E-Cigarettes: Policy, Toxicology, and Occupational Health and Safety

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Title: E-Cigarettes: Policy, Toxicology, and Occupational Health and Safety

Cost: $60


This presentation will explore the current landscape of e-cigarette use and policies, and occupational health and safety concerns.

Objectives:Explore the current landscape of e-cigarette use and policies

  • Identify toxicological concerns of vaping e-liquids
  • Summarize current findings of exposure assessment conducted in e-cigarette vape shops in the Bay Area
  • Develop an understanding of worker health and safety in these emerging occupational environments

ABIH – ABIH® Diplomates can earn up to 2.75 of contact hours for this event. Visit http://www.abih.org /maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Nurses: COEH Continuing Education Program (BRN Provider # 12983) has approved this event for 2.75 contact hours.