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April 2022

Respirator Training Courses

April 1 - May 31

Six courses are offered by Dr. Roy T. McKay, through the University of Cincinnati, that provide comprehensive respirator training for persons who need to become familiar with OSHA respirator standards. This is necessary since OSHA and other standard-making organizations presume the reader has a substantial base of technical knowledge related to the subject matter. Courses Include: Overview of Respiratory Protection This one day course provides a practical overview of respirators, standards, guidelines, proper use, limitations, and worker training requirements. This…

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2022 Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design – Virtual

April 27 - August 31

**Please note: agenda, speakers, and discussion schedule are subject to change.   Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered as a hybrid virtual event. Scholarships* are available for people from small and medium-sized Michigan companies. The course topics** include: Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders (Sheryl Ulin, Ph.D., CPE) Medical Aspects of Ergonomics Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Robert Werner, M.D.) Ergonomics and Office Work Station Design (Teresa Bellingar, Ph.D., CPE) Low Back…

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May 2022

2022 Updates in Occupational Health Nursing – Virtual

May 11 - August 31

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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NIOSH ERC Webinar: Differences in the Association Between the 2018 ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Sex and Age

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The recently revised ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity (TLV2018) is a widely used tool for assessing risk for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. This webinar will explore findings from an analysis comparing the strength of the exposure-response relationships between the TLV2018 and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) between men and women and across age strata.  Heterogeneity of the effect size by sex or age would be important to specialists using the method for prevention of CTS among working populations. Speaker(s) Carisa Harrisa, PhD, CPE…

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June 2022

NIOSH ERC Webinar: Diversity and Disparity in Leadership in Safety, Construction, and Consulting

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will explore the impact of historical, sociocultural, and economic inequalities on the percentage of African American Women entrepreneurs in the Safety, Construction, and Consulting Field. Qualitative and quantitative analysis will be leveraged to describe why discrepancies exist, examine current conditions in the United States, and to offer possible solutions to mitigate these disparities.   Speaker:  Crystal D. Turner- Moffatt, CSP, SMS, ASP, CHST A certified expert in Construction and Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (EOHS), Crystal Turner-Moffatt…

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