2019 Webinars

Continuing Education webinars occur on the first Wednesday of every month, from 12 - 1 PM Pacific, and are available for continuing education credits.

If you wish you receive a certificate of completion following the webinar, you will need to attend the live presentation, and complete an online evaluation. A link to the evaluation will be provided at the end of the webinar. Only learners with an attentiveness score of 85% or higher will be eligible to receive credit. Qualified learners who complete the evaluation will receive a Certificate of Completion as a PDF via email within one week of completing the evaluation.

Here are some tips on how to keep your attentiveness score high throughout the presentation: 

  • Join the webinar on time, and remain logged in for the entirety of the presentation.

  • Do not use your device to navigate away from the presentation. If Zoom is not your primary window, your attentiveness level will significantly lower, as you are no longer considered fully engaged with the presentation.

  • Checking emails or doing other work on your device continually lowers your attentiveness score, so try to keep necessary distractions brief during the presentation.

  • Log into the webinar using a device that is fully charged and has a reliable internet connection.

If you're not able to attend the live presentation, no problem! We typically record presentations and will host them on our website if we have permission to do so.  Due to accreditation standards, Certificates of Completion are only available to learners who have participated in the live webinar by logging in with their registered email address. 

Work's Shifting Landscape: How Irregular Schedules Impact Health

Shift work can be attractive to workers due to flexible scheduling and increased wages. However, these benefits may come at a cost to workers’ health. In this webinar, Jacqueline Ferguson, a PhD candidate in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley, will provide an overview of her research on how an increase in irregular work schedules is impacting worker health. This presentation will include methods used to define and measure shift work, examples from her research examining recent night and rotational work exposure, and the risk of incident hypertension in aluminum manufacturing workers.

Jacqueline Ferguson, PhD Candidate

March 6, 2019

Active Shooter Awareness Training for Schools

This presentation covers recommended policies and procedures for reacting to an active shooter event at a school. The material is intended to educate employees and students on the dangers of the standard “Lockdown,” with an in-depth discussion on why having options can save lives. This webinar will cover recommended options, including Run Hide Fight and ALICE.

Kurt Walling, CSRM, CPSI, MPPA, MSED

April 3, 2019

Respirable Silica Dust Exposure During Drilling into Concrete

This presentation will explore some of the research conducted by the UC Ergonomics Program at the Test Bench Facility. Learners will review factors influencing the amount of respirable silica in a worker's breathing zone while drilling into concrete, and what steps might be taken to reduce a worker's exposure. There will also be discussion on the approach of prevention through design.

Alan Barr, OEM Engineer - UCSF

May 1, 2019

Electronics Waste and Human Health

Electronics waste is growing at an alarming rate worldwide, faster than it can be recycled. Global trade, and maintaining standards to keep workers healthy and the environmental clean, pose challenges in even the most high-tech e-recycling facilities. The health of workers – including child laborers – can be adversely impacted by these toxic chemicals. This presentation will will explore the environmental and occupational hazards associated with e-waste and review proposed solutions to improve health, safety, and the environment. 

Jim Puckett (BAN) & Diana Ceballos, PhD, MS, CIH

June 5, 2019

The Incident Command System: Keeping it Real

This webinar will explore the Incident Command System (ICS), an essential tool for emergency management designed to enable effective and efficient response by integrating a combination of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications. Learn how to tailor the ICS structure to your needs, and how to use the system to respond to any incident, large or small, known or unknown.

Kristina Splurgeon, Emergency Manager, UC Davis Health

September 4, 2019

Total Worker Health: Implications for Occupational & Environmental Health

This presentation will review fundamentals of Total Worker Health and its holistic approach to tackling physical and psycho-social hazards in the workplace. We will conclude with practical implications for researchers, evaluators and practitioners interested in occupational and environmental health in real world contexts.

Kimberly Jinnett, PhD, MSPH

October 2, 2019

Special CECRAOHN Webinar:
Workplace Preparation for Wildfire Smoke Health Concerns

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board passed an emergency temporary standard in July 2019 to protect California workers from wildfire smoke. This webinar will review employer responsibilities, and discuss how best to be prepared for wildfire season.

Anne Katten, MPH

October 3, 2019

Effective, Interactive Training for Workers

This webinar will explore how adults learn best, the 5 steps to develop a training plan, and how to incorporate meaningful interaction within training activities. Participants will also learn how to adapt materials and activities for low-literacy participants, and will identify resources for multi-lingual, interactive training materials on occupational safety and health.

Alejandra Domenzain, MA

November 6, 2019

Severe Silicosis in Engineered Stone Fabrication Workers:
US and Global Perspectives

Respirable crystalline silica exposure causes silicosis, a disabling and sometimes fatal lung disease. Over the past several years, hundreds of cases of silicosis (many with severe progressive disease) have been reported worldwide among workers who cut, polish and grind countertops made of engineered ("artificial") stone. Dr. Harrison will describe the identification of the outbreak in the US, implications for clinical practice, and recommendations for prevention.

Robert Harrison, PhD, MD

December 11, 2019