SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NIOSH EDUCATION & RESEARCH CENTER
FEBRUARY to MARCH EVENTS BULLETIN
THE SCERC WISHES EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY & SAFE NEW YEAR
Please note that we offer classes at UCLA, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. Our Los Angeles location is the Van de Kamp Center located just north of downtown, convenient to downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley, with nearby accommodations in Glendale. SCERC WEBSITE http://erc.ucla.edu/courses-list/
TWO NEW SPECIAL SERIES: SEXUAL HARASSMENT
** WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION: Sexual Harassment and Workplace Bullying – Special Series – 3 locations: Los Angeles, Anaheim, UCLA See course description for dates at each location: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/wv/ Because workplace violence has become a serious occupational health problem requiring the continued prevention efforts of employers and employees, this training focuses on providing the tools and resources to establish a clear and legal Workplace Violence Prevention Program. The training will specifically help employers and employees recognize the potential violent behavior and the social, political, language and cultural barriers serving as roadblocks to the timely recognition of warning signs. Also, it will provide the participants with the right tools to prevent violence that can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide.
Workplace Violence Prevention Basics – Morning Sexual Harassment/Workplace Bullying – Afternoon
** WORKPLACE VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN HEALTHCARE- Special Series- 2 locations: Los Angeles and Anaheim See course description for dates at each location: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/wpv_series/
According to OSHA — “Workers in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings face significant risks of workplace violence. Many factors contribute to this risk, including working directly with people who have a history of violence or who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs. From 2002 to 2013, the rate of serious workplace violence incidents (those requiring days off for an injured worker to recuperate) was more than four times greater in healthcare than in private industry on average. In fact, healthcare accounts for nearly as many serious violent injuries as all other industries combined. Many more assaults or threats go unreported. Cal/OSHA issued a new standard in 2017, Title 8 § 3342, Violence Prevention in Healthcare. It went into effect in April 2017. The new standard requires that employers in healthcare facilities develop a Workplace Violence Prevention Plan and train all employees in the Plan by April 2018.
Workplace Violence Prevention Basics – Morning of Day 1 Your Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare Plan – Afternoon of Day 1
Train-the-Train in Your Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare (optional) – Day 2
*Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (CIH) Exam Review: March 26-29
This intensive week-long course will provide a comprehensive review of the field of industrial hygiene and help prepare industrial hygienists to take the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Comprehensive Practice Examinations and the Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH) exam.
*ERGO ONLINE: Monthly Ergonomics Webinar 2018 Series
The Second Tuesday of Every Month 11:00 AM to Noon Pacific Time – Intermediate/ Advanced. For
Monthly Topics: http://erc.ucla.edu/course/ergo-2018/