COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Sacramento, California
Friday, May 04, 2018

Learning Objectives:

Friday, May 4, 2018

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the impact of translating research to practice in occupational and environmental health
  • Cite successful examples of community outreach and engagement that have advanced positive health outcomes
  • Discuss current and emerging occupational health issues in California, including climate change and health, vulnerable workers, and injury prevention in the workplace

Saturday, May 5, 2018

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of existing and new FMCSA guidance in their assessment of commercial drivers
  • Apply new awareness and knowledge of wrist and hand injuries in adult workers to the evaluation and treatment of these patients
  • Utilize new knowledge of national and state resources that support disabled agricultural workers in order to make appropriate referrals to these resources
  • Utilize knowledge of visual changes in the older worker and make appropriate recommendations for improvements in the work environment of these workers to prevent accidents and injuries
  • Utilize new, evidence-based treatments for myofascial pain to expedite recovery times for their patients
  • Utilize specific vaccine recommendations to care for their patients and as a result, prevent/limit the spread of infectious diseases in the healthcare setting
  • Apply new knowledge of at-risk populations as well as specific health effects of wildfire exposure to prevent injury and illness among firefighters and other first responders
  • Identify essential x-ray findings that occur commonly in occupational medicine to expedite diagnosis, treatment, and referral of acute occupational medicine injuries
  • Apply new knowledge of effective healthcare interventions for their patients with co-morbidities and recommend them appropriately


Day one of the symposium is intended for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals including occupational medicine physicians and mid-level practitioners, occupational health nurses, registered environmental health specialists, industrial hygienists, and certified safety professionals.

Day two of the symposium is intended for clinicians including MD, DO, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses, and allied health professionals, including those in the occupational medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine disciplines.

Click here to download the COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace Syllabus. 


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