Conferences & Classes

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

Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification Course

Event Date: 3/4/2015 - 3/6/2015
Location: The University of Iowa College of Nursing, 50 Newton Road - Iowa City, IA  

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This two and one-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: Nancy Lathrop via email (nancy-lathrop@uiowa.edu), or by phone (319-335-7075).

Associated Documents:
Brochure

Occupational Hearing Conservationist Recertification Course

Event Date: 3/4/2015 - 3/6/2015
Location: The University of Iowa College of Nursing, 50 Newton Road - Iowa City, IA  

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This workshop will recertify those who already have CAOHC certification. The update includes review of hearing measurement techniques, employee education strategies, selection and fit of hearing protection, as well as current state and federal regulations relating to noise exposure and hearing conservation.

Contact: Nancy Lathrop via email (nancy-lathrop@uiowa.edu), or by phone (319-335-7075).

Associated Documents:

Brochure

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 3/10/2015 - 3/11/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

The 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 clinic settings.


Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered

Central States Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association 91st Annual Spring Seminar: Psychosocial Aspects of Occupational Medicine Practice

Event Date: 3/19/2015 - 3/21/2015

This seminar will provide current information on occupational medicine and networking opportunities needed to keep current in occupational medicine. This seminar is intended for occupational medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and occupational health nurses.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information

Associated Documents:
Exhibitor Prospectus
Brochure

17th Annual Occupational Health Symposium: Total Worker Health

Event Date: 4/16/2015 - 4/17/2015
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

This annual spring symposium has a new spin, as we are adding topics regarding Total Worker Health. We are not separating sessions (I: Industrial Hygiene, II: Safety & Ergo, or III: Occ Med & Occ Health Nursing), instead we are incorporating these concepts into the two-day event.

The Total Worker Health Program supports research in the integration of health protection and health promotion programs with communication of current knowledge, promising practices, challenges, and concepts of total worker health. This symposium will introduce the Total Worker Health concept as a facet to supplementing workplace wellness and safety programs. This symposium is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, safety professionals, administrators, wellness administrators, human resource professionals, and other individuals interested in improving the health and safety of workers.

Associated URL: Online Registration

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information

Associated Documents:
Brochure
Exhibitor Prospectus

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training

Event Date: 6/26/2015 - 6/26/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

This National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-approved training is designed to provide a review of current spirometry testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions, and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed lung disease patterns. This course is intended for nurses, medical assistants, and other occupational health and safety practitioners who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or other settings.


Contact: Contact Megan Meyer at megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4684 for more inormation or to get registered

CIH Online Review

Event Date: 7/14/2015 - 9/3/2015
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 Course

Event Date: 7/23/2015 - 7/24/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, 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 clinic settings.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered

CHMM Online Review Course

Event Date: 8/18/2015 - 10/1/2015
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.

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Hawkeye on Safety: Safety & Health Conference 2015

Event Date: 10/1/2015
Location: Coralville Marriott - Coralville, IA  

This conference will provide current information on health and safety topics in construction and facilities, as well as key networking opportunities needed to keep current in safety standards and trends. The intended audience includes health and safety professionals, construction professionals (electrical, plumbing, roofing, carpentry, masonry, etc.), architectural professionals, compliance officers, inspectors, project/facility personnel, general industry, medical professionals and anyone looking for CEUs in health and safety.

Contact: For more information, contact Kim Gordon 319-335-4423, kimberly-gordon@uiowa.edu, or Megan Meyer 319-335-4684, megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu.
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NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 11/12/2015 - 11/13/2015
Location: University of Iowa, IREH - Coralville, IA  

The 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 clinic settings.


Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or megan-cz-meyer@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered