Conferences & Classes

The following Continuing Education programs are sponsored / cosponsored by the Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety.

Commercial Driver Medical Examination Training Program

Event Date: 4/26/2014
Location: John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center - Des Moines, IA  

Effective May 21, 2014 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will require all health care professionals performing medical exams for commercial drivers to complete a training program and successfully pass a certification exam. This program will provide the core curriculum developed by FMSCA for training and prepare the health professional for taking the certification exam.

Upon completion of this program, the healthcare professional will receive a certificate needed to register for the National Registry of Certified Examiners (NRCME) examination.

Associated Documents:
Brochure with registration form

ASP/CSP Online Review

Event Date: 5/6/2014 - 6/26/2014
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc. - online classroom,   

This 8-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the ASP and CSP exams. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the BCSP's Safety Fundamentals and Comprehensive Practice exams. Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs to each participant successfully completing this course.

Associated URL: Registration

16th Annual Occupational Health Symposium, Session II: Ergonomics & Safety

Event Date: 5/15/2014
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

This symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, administrators, human resource professionals, and other individuals. interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

Contact: Mandee Varcadipane at 319-335-4684 or amanda-varcadipane@uiowa.edu
Brochure

16th Annual Occupational Health Symposium, Session III: Occupational Medicine & Occupational Nursing

Event Date: 5/16/2014
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

This symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, administrators, human resource professionals, and other individuals. interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

Contact: Mandee Varcadipane at 319-335-4684 or amanda-varcadipane@uiowa.edu
Brochure

Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals - The Core Course

Event Date: 6/9/2014 - 6/13/2014
Location: College of Public Health Building, Rm C217, 145 N. Riverside Dr. - Iowa City, IA  

Statement of Purpose
To provide the information and skills needed to enable health and safety professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Successful completion of this course allows qualified participants to join AgriSafeĀ® as a Provider Member. AgriSafeĀ® Provider benefits include clinical resources, technical assistance, continuing education, and use of the trademarked name AgriSafeĀ® in promoting agricultural health services.
Intended Audience
Appropriate for safety and health managers, graduate students, nurses, physicians, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the special health and safety needs of rural and agricultural communities.

Associated URL: Course website

Contact: Kay Mohling at 319-335-4219 or kay-mohling@uiowa.edu

Associated Documents:
Apply for Scholarship
Conference brochure

CIH Online Review

Event Date: 7/15/2014 - 9/4/2014
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc - ,   

This 8-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CIH exam. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CIH certification exam offered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs to each participant successfully completing this course.

This course is eligible for 30 IH contact hours and 2 IH Ethics contact hours.


Associated URL: Course Registration Page

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training

Event Date: 7/24/2014 - 7/25/2014
Location: The University of Iowa Institute for Rural and Environmental Health - Iowa City, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved course is designed to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework combined with practical training necessary to conduct spirometry testing and screening for workers.

This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or in clinic settings.

Contact: Mandee Varcadipane at 319-335-4684 or amanda-varcadipane@uiowa.edu

CIH Exam Prep Workshops

Event Date: 9/8/2014 - 9/11/2014
Location: Bowen EHS, Inc - multiple locations,   

This 4-day CIH exam prep workshop presented by Bowen EHS, Inc. is ideal for those who prefer a short intensive course in a traditional classroom environment. Participants will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CIH certification exam offered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs to each participant successfully completing this course.

Associated URL: Workshop location and date

CHMM Online Review Course

Event Date: 9/9/2014 - 10/23/2014
Location: Online with Bowen EHS, Inc. - ,   

This 7-week online review course allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CHMM exam. You will complete a comprehensive review course covering key topics found on the CHMM certification exam offered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Lectures are offered at multiple days and times to accommodate most schedules; they are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or who want to review the material more than once. Eligible for CM hours and COC points. The Heartland Center will award CEUs for each participant successfully completing this course.

Associated URL: Registration

Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification & Recertification Courses

Event Date: 9/24/2014 - 9/26/2014
Location: The University of Iowa College of Nursing - Iowa City, IA  

This two-and-a-half-day workshop is designed to familiarize participants with all facets of occupational hearing conservation and certify them as audiometric technicians. Upon completion, a certificate will be awarded which documents evidence of training now required by federal law. Participants will also qualify for certificate by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).

Contact: Jill Hartz at 319-335-9654 or jill-hartz@uiowa.edu

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training

Event Date: 11/13/2014 - 11/14/2014
Location: The University of Iowa Institute for Rural and Environmental Health - Iowa City, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved course is designed to provide a comprehensive theoretical framework combined with practical training necessary to conduct spirometry testing and screening for workers.

This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or in clinic settings.

Contact: Mandee Varcadipane at 319-335-4684 or amanda-varcadipane@uiowa.edu