2013 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition
Two Industrial Hygiene Doctoral Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships from American Industrial Hygiene Foundation
(May 28, 2013) - Two Industrial Hygiene doctoral students in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences were recently awarded prestigious scholarships from the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.
Susan Arnold is the 2013-2014 recipient of the TSI/Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship award. Her advisor is Dr. Gurumurthy Ramachandran.
Mei Wang is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Clyde M. Berry Memorial Scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship award. Her advisor is Dr. Peter Raynor.
The awards were presented at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, which was held May 18-23, 2013 in Montreal, Canada. The awards were presented during the General Session on May 21. Industrial Hygiene students and faculty from the Division of Environmental Health Sciences attended the conference.
Congratulations Susan and Mei!
2013 NORA Symposium
Gun Violence Prevention with Implications for Occupational Health and Safety
(May 13, 2013) - The 2013 NORA Symposium was held Thursday, May 2, 2013 in the Mayo Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The featured speaker was David Hemenway, PhD. Dr. Hemenway is a Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center. He received the Excellence in Science award from the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section of the American Public Health Association, fellowships from the Pew, Soros and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, as well as ten HSPH teaching awards. In 2012, he was recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of the 20 "most influential injury and violence professionals over the past 20 years."
The topic of the symposium was "Gun Violence Prevention, with Implications for Occupational Health and Safety". Dr. Hemenway's presentation focused on the public health approach to preventing gun violence, and the role for occupational health and safety professionals. Compared to the rest of the developed world, the United States has a horrific gun violence problem. There is currently a window of opportunity to effectively address this problem.
The event also included a pre-symposium poster viewing, as well as introductions and brief presentations made by:
Sue Gerberich, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Director, Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
William A. Toscano, Ph.D.
Professor and Division Head, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
John R. Finnegan, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, School of Public Health
NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training
April 7-8, 2014
Don't just collect spirograms! Build confidence in your ability to use NIOSH-approved techniques for obtaining the best spirometric test results with a variety of clients. This 2 day workshop covers the most current standards and recent developments in pulmonary function testing. If you are an occupational health nurse, physician, industrial hygienist, technician, medical assistant, or employee health practitioner responsible for performing accurate pulmonary function testing, you will greatly appreciate this course. All participants will have ample opportunity to practice pulmonary function testing utilizing a variety of spirometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty.
Occupational Hearing Conservation Training
April 9-11, 2014
What's that you say? Sorry, my ear plugs are still in! If your company has an Occupational Hearing Conservation program this course is for you. If you are a nurse or an allied medical and industrial health practitioner you will learn to perform pure tone air conduction hearing tests and other associated duties of the Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC) as a member of the occupational hearing conservation team. All participants will have ample opportunity to practice hearing testing utilizing a variety of audiometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty.
NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training
April 21, 2014
Stay Current and Above the Crowd! This one-day, interactive course is designed as an update for those who have successfully completed the initial NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course within the past five years and can provide a copy of that training certificate to the course director. In this interactive workshop, an emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of spirometric testing and making sense of spirometric results. Students are encouraged to supply information on the spirometers they currently or plan to use and samples of spirograms from their work setting.
Occupational Hearing Conservation Refresher Training
April 22, 2014
Stay Current and Above the Crowd! This one-day course will qualify those holding a current CAOHC certification for recertification. All participants will have ample opportunity to hone their skills by practicing hearing testing utilizing a variety of audiometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty.