2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series – Violence in the Health Care Workplace – Research and Policy Update


Wednesday, September 6, 2017
10:30 – 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

During this *FREE* webinar, Dr. Robert Harrison, will discuss how many health care workers are at an increased risk for workplace violence (WPV). This webinar will update attendees on the scientific basis for effective interventions in health care workplaces and the new CalOSHA standard.

On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk factors for WPV among health care workers
  • Understand the effective interventions that can reduce risk of WPV
  • Describe the elements of the CalOSHA standard for WPV in health care

For complete information and registration, visit http://www.coehce.org.

Congratulations to Brianna Singleton, PhD Student in OEHN

Singleton_BriannaIt is a pleasure to  announce that Brianna Singleton has been selected to receive a $10,000 Jayne M. Perkins Memorial award from Jayne M. Perkins Foundation, for the 2017-18 academic year. This is a highly competitive award.  Singleton is one of the  first  students of the UC San Francisco School of Nursing to receive this award. Congratulations!

Singleton was featured in the Summer 2017 Bridges Newsletter for her OHIP internship with transit workers from Local 689 and Local 1764 of Amalgamated Transit Union in Silver Spring, Maryland. Read more.

FL17 Public Health 285A: Injury Prevention and Control

2017FallDRaglandA Fall 2017 course for registered UCB students.

Injury Prevention and Control
Public Health 285A
2 units (3 units with a paper)
Meets weekly on Friday, 2-4 pm, Giannini 332

Injury is the leading cause of death for ages 1-44, and the leading cause of years of potential life lost to age 70, surpassing heart disease and cancer. The general topic of injury is very diverse, including unintentional and intentional injury. The semester will begin with an overview of the field of injury followed by a focus on several specific subject areas, examining current issues within those subject areas. A systems approach to injury prevention will be emphasized throughout. Course activities include discussion based on key readings, web-based and observational assignments, and a paper and presentation at the end of the semester. An extra-unit is available for students who wish to prepare a paper for publication.

Learn more (PDF)

David Ragland, PhD, MPH
SafeTransportation Research & Education Center, http://safetrec.berkeley.edu
School of Public Health, Office: 2614 DwightWay #7374, Tel: 510-642-0655, davidr@berkeley.edu

Glenn Shor, PhD MPP
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UCB School of Public Health, Office: 2614 Dwight Way #7374, Tel: 510-292-8449, gshor@berkeley.edu

Hong Recipient of the 2017 Global Leader Award


The International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN)’s Global Leader in Doctoral Education Award recognizes an individual for their outstanding leadership, mentorship, and excellence in doctoral education in nursing and research. In recognition of Oi Saeng Hong’s steadfast influence and impact on doctoral education for nurses worldwide, the INDEN selected Oi Saeng Hong, RN, PhD, FAAN, as the winner of the 2017 Global Leader Award, and presented her the award during the 2017 INDEN’s biennial conference held immediately before the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Research Congress, in Dublin, Ireland, July 26 – 27.  Read more

Event: 8/30, Dr. Paul Blanc Discussing Fake Silk at the Commonwealth Club



The Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, 94102

Tickets: https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2017-08-30/fake-silk-hidden-story-workplace-tragedy

In a comprehensive and disturbing history of viscose rayon, or “fake silk,” Paul Blanc sheds light on the environmental and public health hazards of producing this ubiquitous textile. In Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon, Blanc asks a fundamental question: When a new technology makes people ill, how high does the body count have to be before protective steps are taken?

This is a dark story of hazardous manufacturing, poisonous materials, environmental abuses, political machinations and economics trumping safety concerns. Blanc explores the century-long history of fake silk, which is used to produce products such as rayon textiles and tires, cellophane, and everyday kitchen sponges. He uncovers the grim history of a product that crippled and even served a death sentence to many industry workers while at the same time environmentally releasing carbon disulfide, the critical toxic component of viscose.