New: The FL16 COEH Bridges Newsletter

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The Fall 2016 COEH Bridges Newsletter has been released exclusively on-line. Relive the highlights from the 2016 COEH Lela Morris Symposium, read about COEH student Diane Gonzalez’s life saving research, and learn about janitors and sexual harassment and much more. Read Bridges.

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary.

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. California’s overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses remains unchanged at 3.8 cases per 100 workers for full time employees, the lowest rate in over a decade.

Rempel Gives Keynote at International Conference in Taiwan

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Pictured (left to right): Professors Leon Guo (National Taiwan University), Jorma Rantanen (Finland), Max Chang (Tsing-Hua University), David Rempel (UCSF-UCB COEH ), Norito Kawakami (University of Tokyo), and Hung-Yi Chuang (Kaohsiung Medical University)

Professor Emeritus David Rempel was invited by Leon Guo, MD, MPH, PhD, former Occupational and Environmental Medicine fellow (1990) and now Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the National Taiwan University (NTU) College of Medicine and NTU Hospital to give a keynote address at the “International Conference on Occupational Health Services” in Taipei on October 6 and 7, 2016. The conference was sponsored by the Department of Labor.

LOHP Crowdfunding for YWLA

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The Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) is raising funds for the Young Worker Leadership Academy (YWLA). Only 21 days left to raise funds! Give generously.

Your contribution will make a difference with YWLA which reaches teams of teens all from communities all over California. The teens attend a 3-day academy and then take what they learned back to their communities where they implement team projects. It is an opportunity for teens to learn how to speak up. An opportunity for teens, many from underserved communities, to learn how they can make an impact.

Learn more and donate at: the YWLA Crowdfunding page

The LOHP is a community service program of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. LOHP works with unions, labor/management groups, community organizations, worker centers, small businesses, schools, academia, government agencies, and the general public.