Conferences & Classes

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

Agricultural Medicine: Occupational and Environmental Health for Rural Health Professionals

Event Date: 6/13/2016 - 6/17/2016
Location: University of Iowa, College of Public Health - Iowa City, IA  

Purpose: To provide the information and skills needed to enable safety and health 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 AgriSafeŽ as a Certified Member. AgriSafeŽ benefits include clinical resources, technical assistance, continuing education, and use of the trademarked name AgriSafeŽ in promoting agricultural health services.


Intended Audience: Appropriate for safety and health managers, graduate students, nurses, physicians, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the unique safety and health needs of rural and agricultural communities.

Associated URL: Registration site

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

Associated Documents:
Brochure and Agenda

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher

Event Date: 6/24/2016
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. Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.

Contact: Contact Kim Gordon at kimberly-gordon@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4684 for more information or to get registered.

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 7/14/2016 - 7/15/2016
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: This course is currently full. To be added to the waiting list, or to request further information, please contact Mike Meginnis at 319-335-4684 or michael-meginnis@uiowa.edu

Hawkeye on Safety

Event Date: 9/8/2016
Location: Coralville Marriott - Coralville, IA  

This conference will provide current information on health and safety topics in construction, general industry, and facility management industries as well as key networking opportunities needed to keep current in safety standards and trends. Featuring a keynote by Dan Gable and closing keynote by Eric Giguere. This conference is intended for 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: Mike Meginnis at 319-335-4684

Associated Documents:
Save the Date Card

Occupational Hearing Conservationist Certification & Recertification

Event Date: 9/20/2016 - 9/23/2016
Location: 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). More details will be available soon!

Contact: For more information, contact Teaching Services: 319-335-7075

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course

Event Date: 11/10/2016 - 11/11/2016
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: Contact: Kim Gordon at 319-335-4684 or kimberly-gordon@uiowa.edu for more information or to get registered.

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Training

Event Date: 12/2/2016
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.Nursing CEUs will be available for this course.


Contact: Contact Kim Gordon at kimberly-gordon@uiowa.edu or 319-335-4684 for more information or to get registered.