Occupational Health

ALCOA Data and Research Workshop

May 22nd, 2018. 09:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Faculty Club, Heynes Room, UC Berkeley.  ALCOA Data and Research Workshop: Occupational Exposures, Long-term Health and Economic Outcomes in a Manufacturing Cohort (Alcoa, Inc.),  To further trans-disciplinary research collaboration and stimulate new research questions and policy discussions related to an aging workforce in the manufacturing sector, CEDA, together with the Stanford University Center for Policy Health Sciences, is organizing a one-day Data and Research Workshop highlighting a broad, longitudinal and linked catalog of data, including occupational exposure, health, medical claims, human resources, payroll, workplace safety and mortality information spanning over 20 years for a cohort of 230,000 manufacturing workers employed at the multinational aluminum manufacturing company Alcoa, Inc., and their spouses/dependents. The workshop will include an overview of the history of and output from this data, examples of cutting edge research utilizing the data, a hands-on introduction to the data portal and related issues in data use and linkage, andan opportunity to network with others interested in this population. Lunch and refreshments provided.  Participation is free and open to the public; advance registration required.

To register:  https://work-life-health-workshop.eventbrite.com.  You may also contact evasile@berkeley.edu.

Continuing Education, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, safety and health

Latest Research on Silica Dust Exposure & Health


Silicosis is recognized as one of the most common occupational lung diseases worldwide. Exposure to silica dust also plays an even larger role in global health as a contributor to the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic.

COEH Continuing Education will be hosting a course on Silica this April to explore the challenges in studying occupational exposures, the impact of respirable silica on health, mitigation strategies for drilling into concrete, and the efficacy of wet methods in low-income countries. Click here to register.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the risk of respiratory disease from silica exposure and the challenges in studying occupational exposures
  • Identify the occupational health hazards of drilling into concrete and workplace intervention strategies
  • Recognize the relationship between silica dust exposure and the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic
  • Discuss the impact of reducing respirable silica exposures in small-scale mining and stone crushing mills in low-income countries through wet methods

Standard Registration: $75.00

Government Employees: $60.00


ABIH – ABIH® Diplomates may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit http://www.abih.org /maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information.

Certified Safety Professionals may be eligible to earn up to 3 contact hours for this event. Visit http://www.bcsp.org/Certifications/Recertification for more information.

Nurses – Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 3 contact hours.

Occupational Health

National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS)

Mark your calendar! March 2, 2018 is the deadline to submit abstract and session proposals for the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS). NOIRS will be held in Morgantown, WV on October 16-18, 2018. This year’s Symposium theme is: Advancing Worker Safety in the 21st Century Through Research and Practice.

Safety and health professionals, employers, researchers, students, and others who are interested in understanding and preventing workplace injuries can submit their work. For more information, visit our Abstracts & Sessions page.

Questions? Email noirs@cdc.gov or visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/noirs