COEH Builds Bridges: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries
Learning Objectives
Friday, January 24, 2020
At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Recognize the implications of warehouse work on worker rights and safety
  • Identify threats to warehouse worker safety, including indoor heat and trucking
  • Examine occupational and community health hazards related to wildfires and wildfire smoke
  • Identify long-term health effects of US Forest Service Wildland Firefighters
  • Discuss the link between wildfires and contamination of drinking water
Saturday, January 25, 2020
At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Employ nutritional information and evidence based research to provide lifestyle options for treating chronic, non-communicable diseases
  • Utilize recommendations for the management of workers exposed to wildfire smoke, and steps that can be made to limit or prevent future exposures
  • Review California's New Emergency Wildfire Smoke Regulation, identify barriers to successful implementation, and describe an upcoming study designed to evaluate the policy's impact
  • Apply new Cal/OSHA Medical Surveillance regulations to patients with exposure to silica, asbestos, arsenic, and other workplace hazards
  • Discuss the timeline and type of documentation required for commercial drivers with diabetes and other established medical conditions, regulations regarding marijuana use, and determine if the data submitted by drivers is adequate for clearance
  • Summarize findings from the recent MMWR Report on Silicosis, and employ timely and appropriate medical surveillance for workers exposed to silica
  • Inspect radiological images and exercise medical reasoning in dealing with typical and atypical radiologic findings in clinical practice
  • Apply new guidelines for tuberculosis skin testing of healthcare employees, review TB screening and therapeutic approaches, and describe exposure prevention strategies
  • Identify profiles or clusters of depressive symptoms to tailor specific recommendations for work accommodation
  • Utilize MTUS / ACOEM guidelines and evidence based medicine to diagnose and treat acute musculoskeletal injuries 
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