Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Occupational Health Nursing, safety and health, Uncategorized

Pesticide Exposure & Health – Wednesday, June 20th in Oakland, CA

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Join COEH-CE on Wednesday, June 20th, in Oakland, CA for a half-day course on Pesticide Exposure & Health: Protecting Agricultural Communities.

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About the Course:

Exposure to pesticides has been linked to a wide variety of short-term and long-term health effects. This course will explore the relationship between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease, residential proximity to insecticides and fumigants with neurodevelopment, and associations between insecticide exposure and neurodevelopment in children.

Learners will review findings from The Center for the Health Assessment of Mothers and Children of Salinas (CHAMACOS) study, a birth cohort study conducted in the agricultural Salinas Valley of California. Learners will also review case studies that demonstrate how state pesticide and labor laws and regulations are designed to prevent exposure to pesticides, and will identify areas of improvement to protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure.

 

About the Instructors:

Anne Katten, MPH – Anne Katten is an industrial hygienist. She has worked with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation for over 25 years. Her work includes analysis of pesticide illness episode investigations, pesticide risk assessments and regulatory proposals and advocating for improved enforcement and policy changes to reduce farmworkers exposure to pesticides and other work hazards. Earlier in her career she worked as a research assistant at a seed company.

Samuel Goldman, MD, MPH – Dr. Goldman received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Houston in 1987. He trained in Preventive Medicine and earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine and the Department of Neurology, and is an attending physician in the Environmental Medicine clinic at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. Dr. Goldman has published extensively on the epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on environmental risk factors. Among these are pesticides, solvents, smoking and traumatic brain injury, and the interaction of these risk factors with genetic susceptibility factors.

Robert Gunier, PhD – Dr. Gunier is currently an assistant researcher at the Center for Environmental research and Children’s Health (CERCH) in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. He received his MPH and PhD in environmental health sciences from UC Berkeley. Dr. Gunier has worked for 20 years conducting exposure assessment and epidemiological analyses for studies of children’s environmental health including birth outcomes, neurodevelopment, respiratory function and cancer. He previously worked at the California Department of Public Health in the Environmental Health Investigations Branch.

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Continuing Education, Occupational Health Nursing, safety and health

CECRAOHN Event: Rosie the Riveter: Paving the Way for Women in the Workforce – Health and Safety Implications

Rosie the Riveter: Paving the Way for Women in the Workforce – Health & Safety Implications
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Speaker(s)

 Robin Baker, prior Program Director, Labor Occupational Health Program, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

CE Credits

This event offers 1.0 CEU credit to attendees. CE accredited by CA BRN.

Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, safety and health

Health from the Soil Up! August 9th, 2018

Great Hall, Bancroft Hotel

Berkeley, CA

Thursday August 9th, 2018 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (Pacific Time)

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Farms shape our health through nutrients, soil, water, air, climate, economy, and community.

Given the close links among our health, the foods we grow, how we grow them, and how we process and distribute them, it is surprising how little collaboration there is between medicine and agriculture. This needs to change to prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer; build health equity; offer nutrient-dense food to a growing population; and protect and restore the environment for the long-term health of our species.

The Colloquium

This program helps practitioners, policy makers, educators, researchers, and innovators in medicine, public health, nutrition, and agriculture explore “common ground” to find solutions that nourish people by nourishing the soil. Participants will learn about the complex workings of our food production and distribution systems and their effects on human health. They will acquire a foundational vocabulary, an understanding of the existing science, and a set of tools that enable them to begin to work together to build “health-centered” agriculture.

Who should attend?

Practitioners, researchers, educators, innovators, policy makers, advocates, funders, and administrators in health care, public health, nutrition, and agriculture who believe that collaboration between health care and agriculture is necessary to improve our health and the health of our environment.

An attendee completing this course will be able to:

  • Describe the role of farming systems in supporting human health and human nutrition
  • Appraise evidence of the impact of soil ecosystems and plant nutrition on the human gut microbiome and human health, including experiments, observational studies, and theory
  • Explain how farming systems and farm conditions affect farmworker health, and pulmonary health in particular, in light of various forms of evidence
  • Examine how food safety rules can support or undermine public health, and sustainable food and farm systems
  • Describe opportunities to improve public health policy to promote farming systems that improve health outcomes and nutrition
  • Describe how farm-to-clinic programs and farm prescriptions can benefit farms and patients

 

Accreditation:

Physicians:

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (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.

Nurses:

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 7.5 contact hours.

Continuing Education, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, safety and health

UC Safety Spotlight March edition features “The Buzz on Cannabis: Health and Safety in the Workplace”

 

The March edition of the Safety Spotlight has been posted. The focus this month is on trending topics. You can access the current newsletter here (as well as older editions): Safety Spotlight

The Poster of the Month features the upcoming “Buzz on Cannabis: Health and Safety in the Workplace” Download and share the poster: march-2018-safety-spotlight-campus-poster