Adapting to Climate Change for Worker Safety, Health and Well-being

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2021 Spring Symposium

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Time: 9 AM - 3 PM
Location: Virtual/Online Webinar (Email us with questions)

Sponsored by the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.

DESCRIPTION

From air quality and heat exposure to infectious disease, climate change contributes to conditions and hazards that require us to respond quickly to mitigate adverse safety and health effects on workers. In this symposium, we will discuss the occupational risks introduced or exacerbated by our changing environment and some strategies for addressing them.

Join us for this full day event to hear from leading experts on this topic. Also included in this day will be shorter interactive and engaging information sharing opportunities.

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AGENDA

  • Welcome
    Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Senior Research Associate, Outreach & Education, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Portland, OR
     
  • Keynote: Overview of Climate Change and the Effects on Worker Health
    Paul Schulte, Ph.D., Director, Division of Science Integration, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, OH
     
  • Notes from the Field: Coping with Climate Change for Agriculture Workers
    Leda Garside, RN, BSN, MBA, Manager, ¡Salud! Services/Diversity Liaison, Tuality Healthcare, Hillsboro, OR
     
  • Environmental Exposures Effects on Human Biology (working title)
    Mitchell Turker, Ph.D., JD, Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Portland , OR

     
  • Wildland Firefighter Job Demands and Physiological Stress
    Joseph Domitrovich, Ph.D., Exercise Physiologist, Forest Service National Technology and Development Program, United States Forest Service, Missoula, MT
     
  • To Be Announced
     
  • Hosted Conversation: Oregon OSHA Rulemaking (Heat, Protection from Unhealthy Levels of Wildfire Smoke)
    Speaker, Oregon OSHA Representative TBA
    Host, Dede Montgomery, MS, CIH, Senior Research Associate, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Portland, OR
     
  • Panel Discussion: Final thoughts, Q&A, Moving Ahead
    All speakers

     
  • Wrap up and Thank You
    Nichole Guilfoy, Research Associate, Outreach and Education, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Portland, OR

REGISTRATION FEES
Online only via Web Ex: $20.
Cancellations cannot be processed after May 14, 2021 but may be credited toward a future symposium.

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Note: A certificate of completion for continuing education records will be provided upon request.

We will be offering Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for this event. Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 5.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. The SHRM Activity ID will be issued during the virtual event.  To learn more about SHRM recertification, visit www.shrmcertification.org. For more information about this event’s PDCs or if you require a certificate of completion for continuing education purposes, please email schucker@ohsu.edu. A certificate of completion can be produced for other CE needs.

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