Occupational Health

ALCOA Data and Research Workshop

May 22nd, 2018. 09:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Faculty Club, Heynes Room, UC Berkeley.  ALCOA Data and Research Workshop: Occupational Exposures, Long-term Health and Economic Outcomes in a Manufacturing Cohort (Alcoa, Inc.),  To further trans-disciplinary research collaboration and stimulate new research questions and policy discussions related to an aging workforce in the manufacturing sector, CEDA, together with the Stanford University Center for Policy Health Sciences, is organizing a one-day Data and Research Workshop highlighting a broad, longitudinal and linked catalog of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality information spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 manufacturing workers employed at the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents. The workshop will include an overview of the history of and output from this data, examples of cutting edge research utilizing the data, a hands-on introduction to the data portal and related issues in data use and linkage, andan opportunity to network with others interested in this population. Lunch and refreshments provided.  Participation is free and open to the public; advance registration required.

To register:  https://work-life-health-workshop.eventbrite.com.  You may also contact evasile@berkeley.edu.

Employment, NIOSH, Occupational Health, Scholarship

NIOSH fellowship opportunities

SENSOR-Pesticides Summer Fellowship. Cincinnati, OH

CDC-NIOSH-2018-0090 (https://zintellect.com/Posting/Details/4295)

Application deadline is 5/18/2018 3:00:00 PM Eastern time zone.

A summer opportunity is available to support the Surveillance Branch (SB) of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies (DSHEFS), within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The summer fellow will learn how to update past SB findings related to acute illnesses associated with pesticide exposures at schools. The fellow will be trained how to properly identify which states or school districts have passed regulations to implement some of our past recommendations and how to calculate acute pesticide poisoning rates using national pesticides data we have already obtained.

 Epidemiology Fellowship. Cincinnati, OH

CDC-NIOSH-2018-0084 (https://zintellect.com/Posting/Details/4262)

A fellowship opportunity is available to support the Surveillance Branch (SB) of the Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies (DSHEFS), within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Epidemiology Research Fellow will be assigned to the SENSOR-Pesticides program, and will participate under the guidance of a mentor by conducting surveillance studies of acute pesticide-related illness and injury, with a focus on those caused by work-related exposures. Many of the specific activities of the Fellow will be tailored to the fellow’s interests, training, and background to provide an individualized experience.

 

 

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UCSF OEHN: AAOHN Foundation Grant Awarded

We are pleased to announce that Miranda Surjadi RN, MS, ANP and Barbara Burgel RN, PhD, FAAN, faculty at UCSF’s School of Nursing, Community Health Systems, were awarded funding from the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Foundation to conduct a survey with American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) members to determine their hepatitis C virus (HCV) competence (knowledge, attitudes, confidence) and their current HCV outreach strategies in their worksite (education, screening, linkage to care). The awardees also will determine best practices and any worksite barriers to HCV outreach. Surjadi will present a webinar for AAOHN members, and present two sessions at the AAOHN Conference in Reno in 2018.