Conferences & Classes

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

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

Hawkeye on Safety

Event Date: 10/1/2014
Location: Coralville Marriott - Coralville, IA  

This one day event features keynote speakers and breakout sessions that can meet each participant's needs. Keynotes: ALL In Philosophy (Michael Tousley, Executive Vice President, The Weitz Company, Central Region - Iowa) and Arcs, Sparks, Fire & Explosions (John "Grizzy" Grzywacz & Frank Perrino, OSHA National Training Institute). Breakout session topics: confined space, electrical safety/arc flash, ergonomics, fall protection, hazcom, OSHA update, respiratory protection, safety culture/mentoring and silica. Sponsorships and vendor/exhibitor opportunities are available.

Associated URL: Register Online Here

Contact: Kim Gordon at 319.335.4423 or
Conference Brochure
Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration Form (Interactive)
Printable Participant Registration Form

43rd Annual Iowa Governor's Safety & Health Conference: Elect Safety in 2014

Event Date: 10/23/2014 - 10/24/2014
Location: The Meadows Events & Conference Center - Altoona, IA  

Nursing CEUs will be awarded:
10/23/14 only = 6.8 contact hours
10/24/14 only = 4.6 contact hours
10/23 & 10/24 = 11.4 contact hours

Associated URL: Brochure and online registration

Contact: Kim Gordon at 319.335.4423 or

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training

Event Date: 11/13/2014 - 11/14/2014
Location: The University of Iowa Institute for Rural and Environmental Health - 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 in clinic settings.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

Transforming Safety and Health in the Heartland: 13th Annual Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety & Health Conference in conjunction with the Iowa Rural Health Association Fall Meeting

Event Date: 11/19/2014 - 11/20/2014
Location: FFA Enrichment Center, Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny, IA  

Research, outreach and education, clinical practice and policy perspectives influence the health and safety of our rural residents and farm families undergoing transformational changes.

Intended audience: Health planners and administrators; health care providers; agricultural safety and health, occupational/environmental health professionals; educators; insurers; agricultural engineers; farm group representatives; farmers; employers of migrant farm workers; media; policy makers

Associated URL: conference website

Contact: Gayle Olson at 319-931-1351 or

Case Management: Care of Work-Related Injuries

Event Date: 11/20/2014
Location: Hotel at KIrkwood Center - Cedar Rapids, IA  

his conference is intended for case managers, occupational health nurses, insurance adjusters, safety and human resource professionals and employers interested in expanding their knowledge of case management and the medical treatment for work-related injuries.

Online registration link will soon be available.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher (Re-certification)

Event Date: 12/5/2014
Location: The University of Iowa Institute of Rural & Environmental Health  - Coralville, IA  

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)-approved course is intended to provide a review of current testing standards and guidelines, common errors and corrective actions and how to differentiate between normal, obstructive, restrictive and mixed lung disease patterns.

The course is intended as a refresher (or re-certification) for nurses, medical assistants and other health care professionals who are responsible for conducting spirometry in the workplace or clinic settings. Participants doing spirometry testing need to complete a refresher course every five years, so this course is designed for professionals nearing the five year mark since they completed the full 2-day training course.

Contact: Megan Meyer at 319-335-4684 or

CIH Online Review

Event Date: 1/20/2015 - 3/12/2015
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