Spring Symposium: Adapting to Climate Change for Worker Safety, Health and Well-being

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Registration for our 2021 Spring Symposium on Friday, May 21st from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PT is now open. The symposium will be covering the topic, Adapting to Climate Change for Worker Safety, Health and Well-beingThis virtual, full-day event targets academic researchers, occupational safety, health, and well-being professionals and organizational leaders.

From air quality and heat exposure to infectious disease, climate change contributes to conditions and hazards that require us to respond quickly to mitigate adverse safety and health effects on workers. In this symposium, we will discuss the occupational risks introduced or exacerbated by our changing environment and some strategies for addressing them.

We welcome our keynote presenter, Paul Schulte, Ph.D., Director, Division of Science Integration at The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Dr. Schulte will present an overview of climate change and the effects on worker health. We are pleased to also welcome as presenters, Leda Garside, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Manager, ¡Salud! Services/Diversity Liaison at Tuality Healthcare, Mitchell Turker, Ph.D., J.D., Professor at the Institute, Joseph Domitrovich, Ph.D., Exercise Physiologist from the Forest Service National Technology and Development Program and more. Also included in this day will be brief interactive and engaging information sharing opportunities. View the full agenda and registration information for the 2021 Spring Symposium.

To register or for more information, visit our Symposia page. The cost of the virtual event is $20.

We will be offering Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Development Credits (5.25 PDCs) for this event. Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is recognized by SHRM to offer PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 5.25 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. The SHRM Activity ID will be issued during the virtual event.  To learn more about SHRM recertification, visit www.shrmcertification.org. For more information about this event’s PDCs or if you require a certificate of completion for continuing education purposes, please email schucker@ohsu.edu.

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