martes, 3 de marzo de 2015

Register for 3/12 NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar, Preserving Lung Health At Work and Beyond!

Total Worker Health Webinar Series #TWHwebinar National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Register now for the 3/12 NIOSH Total Worker Health Webinar, “Preserving Lung Health: At Work and Beyond”! 

Join us on Thursday, March 12 from 12:30pm to 2:00pm EST with Dr. Cara Halldin and Dr. David Weissman  of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division for Respiratory Disease Studies and Dr. Cassandra Okechukwu of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health for a free webinar on “Preserving Lung Health: At Work and Beyond.” 
Registration is now available! 

Following opening remarks by the Office of Total Worker Health, Dr. Cara Halldin will speak about recent research related to longitudinal lung function monitoring of workers and its implications for triggering health interventions. She will also discuss freely available tools that may assist health professionals in identifying workers at risk of experiencing decline in lung function. 
Dr. David Weissman will provide an overview of the draft NIOSH document “Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies”, which applies a Total Worker Health™ approach of integrating occupational safety and health protection with health promotion, including smoking cessation programs, to prevent worker injury and illness. Specific topics addressed include: tobacco use among workers; exposure to secondhand smoke in workplaces; occupational health and safety concerns relating to tobacco use and secondhand exposure; electronic nicotine delivery systems; and workplace interventions to reduce tobacco product usage and secondhand exposure.

Dr. Cassandra Okechukwu then will discuss practical considerations for implementing integrated interventions for tobacco cessation, including both common barriers and potential solutions using past and current experiences implementing smoking cessation interventions for construction workers. She will give an update on evidence-based components of smoking cessation interventions and how they can be applied to integrated interventions.

More on our presenters:
Cara Halldin, PhD, is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and an epidemiologist in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division for Respiratory Disease Studies. Her current work includes identifying workers at risk for developing lung impairment due to occupational exposures and lifestyle factors, with a focus on metal, non-metal, and coal miners.

David Weissman, MD
, directs the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Division of Respiratory Disease Studies. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology, and Pulmonary Diseases. His career has focused on understanding and preventing work-related respiratory diseases.

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN, MPH
, is an Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has a strong interest in developing cutting-edge empirical findings that can be translated into promising population-wide interventions. Her current research investigates how work, home and neighborhood environments interact to shape the health and cancer prevention behaviors of vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on working class and immigrant communities.

Target audiences: 
• Industrial hygienists and occupational safety and health professionals
• Health promotion and health education professionals
• Employers, risk management, and human resources professionals
• Doctors and other medical and nursing professionals

Free continuing education opportunities are available, including CME, CNE, CEU, and CECH. For more information please visit

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