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

Sacramento, California
Friday, May 04, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration, Check-In

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM: Four Decades of Milestones and Accomplishments with John Balmes, MD, Director, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UC Berkeley

9:10 AM - 9:25 AM: Worker Safety: How Science and Advocacy Inform Law-Making to Protect Workplace Safety with Senator William Monning

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM:
The Intersection of Work and Environment - A Moderated Session

Session Topics:
  • Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Worker Health and Safety with Kent Pinkerton, PhD, Director, Center for Health and Environment, UC Davis
  • What Will Rural and Urban Farming in the 21st Century Look Like? How Can We Keep Our Workforce Safe? with Woutrina Smith, BA, DVM, MPVM, PhD, One Health Institute, UC Davis
  • Climate Effects on Outdoor Workers: Evidence from the California Heat Illness Prevention Study with Sally Moyce, RN, PhD, Samuel Merritt University
  • Moderated by Paul English, PhD, MPH, Environmental Health Investigations Branch, California Department of Public Health

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM: 

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Community Outreach and Engagement - A Moderated Session

Session Topics:
  • Recipe for Change: Participatory Research, Community Capacity, and Getting to Impact in San Francisco's Chinatown with Charlotte Chang, DrPH, MPH, Associate Project Scientist and Coordinator of Research to Practice and Evaluation, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
  • Time's Up: Ending Sexual Harassment and Violence in Low-Wage Industries with Alejandra Domenzain, MA, Program Coordinator, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley
  • The Women Firefighter Biomonitoring Collaborative: Advancing the Rigor, Relevance, and Reach of Exposure Science through Community Driven Research with Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, MPH, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
  • Moderated by Laura Stock, MPH, Director, Labor Occupational Health Program, UC Berkeley

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch (included with registration)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: 40 Years of the Hazard Evaluation System and Information Service (HESIS): Program Overview and Focus on Early Chemical Warning with Saeher Muzaffar, MD, MS, MPH, Chief, Hazard Evaluation System & Information Service, California Department of Public Health

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Prevention of Injuries in Vulnerable Populations - A Moderated Session

Session Topics:
  • Reducing Injuries in Office Workers: Helping Workers by Improving the Design of Mice, Keyboards, and Laptops with Peter Johnson, PhD, MS, Department of Environmental and Occupational and Health Sciences, University of Washington
  • California Labor-Intensive Agriculture: Musculoskeletal Disorders Risk Factors and Interventions with Fadi Fathallah, PhD, Associate Director, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, UC Davis
  • Ergonomics Research of Hotel Housekeepers: From Practice to Policy with Carisa Harris Adamson, PhD, Director, UC San Francisco / UC Berkeley Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program
  • Moderated by Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, Chief, Occupational Health and Surveillance and Evaluation Program, Occupational Health Branch, CA Department of Public Health

Saturday, May 5, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration, Check-In

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM: Welcome

8:05 AM - 9:10 AM: Driving Me Crazy: Navigating FMCSA Regulations and the Commercial Driver Exam with Chang Rim Na, MD, Kaiser Permanente and ACOEM Transportation section member; Taha Ahmad, MD, MPH, Chief of Service, Kaiser Permanente; and Andrew Greenwood, MD, Kaiser Permanente

9:10 AM - 9:55 AM: Insidious Injuries of the Hand and Wrist: Scaphoid fractures and other causes of radial-sided wrist pain with Christopher Bayne, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis

9:55 AM - 10:40 AM: AgrAbility: Shifting the Paradigm from Disability to Hope with Fadi Fathallah, Associate Director, Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, UC Davis

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM: Break

10:55 AM - 11:40 AM: I See a Change: Visual Ergonomics in an Aging Workforce with Glenn Yiu, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UC Davis Health

11:40 AM - 12:35 AM: How to Prevent Unneeded Surgeries: A Fresh Look at Myofascial Pain with Constantine (Dean) Gean, Stephen Levit, and Jules Steimnitz, MD

12:35 PM - 1:20 PM: Lunch (included with registration)

1:20 PM - 2:05 PM: Epidemics and Immunizations: Breaking News on Hepatitis A and Flu with Stuart Cohen, Infectious Disease Chief, UC Davis

2:05 PM - 2:50 PM: A Season of Smoke: The Pulmonary Health Effects of California’s Wildfires with Kent Pinkerton, Director, Center for Health and Environment, UC Davis

2:50 PM - 3:05 PM: Break

3:05 PM - 3:50 PM: What Not to Miss: The Top 10 Plain Film Findings in Occupational Medicine with Steven Wang, MD, Kaiser Permanente

3:50 PM - 4:35 PM: Treating the Whole Person: Co-Morbidity in Occupational Medicine with Sarah Mansell, Kaiser Permanente

4:35 PM - 5:00 PM: Key Takeaways: Review & Maintenance of Certification Quiz


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