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May 2021

NIOSH ERC Webinar: Respiratory Protection in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Research Findings from the Center for Health-Related Aerosol Studies

May 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An extraordinary shortage of commercially available medical masks and N95 respirators, which the global healthcare community has experienced and continues experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, presented several major challenges. Among them are widespread re-use of disposable protective devices, deployment of various methods to decontaminate them, utilization of homemade/improvised masks in an effort to protect workers and general public exposed to the coronavirus, and a lack of fit testing due to tremendous increase of number of mask/respirator wearers. These and other…

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MIVC Webinar: Ventilation System Testing and Balancing

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar will address methods and techniques for accurately measuring pressures and airflow in an industrial ventilation system. Included in the presentation will be difficult testing situations and how to select methods for providing the most accurate representation of pressure and airflow possible. Additionally, a brief overview of the basic iterative balancing method will be provided, along with key ancillary measurements associated with the industrial ventilation system. Presenter Robert (Bob) Shearer, KBD Technic, Cincinnati, OH Registration Fee: $100

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NIOSH ERC Webinar: Managing Stress and Building Resilience Among School Employees

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The LOHP School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) program is a state-wide initiative that helps school districts reduce injury and illness among school employees. While some levels of stress can have benefits in motivation and productivity, a buildup of negative emotions and stress causes overwhelm and erodes personal and workplace health and productivity. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased levels of workplace stress significantly for school employees. This webinar teaches you about the effects of stress on your body and…

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AAOHN Webinar: Aligning Safety & Wellness Pathways to Achieve Total Worker Health Excellence

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the occupational setting, the role of occupational health practitioners is often limited to reactive services such as injury treatment and rehabilitation. This session will address the importance of expanding this role to encompass proactive injury prevention by collaborating with both employers and licensed athletic trainers. Today’s workforce population is faced with rising levels of stress, inactivity, and age-related functional decline. Total Worker Health experts continue to advocate for stronger coordination of efforts to (1) protect employees against injuries and…

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Updates in Occupational Health Nursing 2021 – ONLINE

May 14 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

Jointly provided by: The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) This course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, mental health, thermal injuries, and infectious disease exposure. The program will  also include introductory ergonomics principles so the occupational health nurse can identify the work-related risk factors…

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