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Training in Hearing Conservation
Posted - Jan 24, 2017

Beth Cooper Acoustics, an acoustical consulting and training services firm, is offering CAOHC-approved 20-hour certification and 8-hour recertification courses in the Central Florida area in mid-March and again in the fall of 2017. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. has approved these courses for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) contact hours. Nurses and other occupational medicine/health and safety professionals may earn continuing education contact hours by attending one of these courses. 

The 20-hour certification course will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando Airport on April 24-26, 2017, and the 8-hour recertification course will be held at the same location on April 27, 2017. Please visit  http://bethcooperacoustics.com/caohc-courses/ for the full schedule and to learn more about the unique features of these courses and register online.

Certification by the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) provides credibility for corporate and clinic programs and is an important credential for nurses, physicians, medical assistants, medical technologists, audiology assistants, and other staff who perform audiometric monitoring in the context of regulatory-based hearing conservation programs as well as for industrial hygienists and safety professionals who are involved in other aspects of the program.

 

OSHA OFFERS NEW OUTREACH TRAINING ELECTIVE ON SAFETY LEADERSHIP
Posted - Dec 21, 2016

OSHA’s Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training have developed a new OSHA 30-hour construction training elective course: Foundations for Safety Leadership. Responding to a training gap identified by contractors, unions and other industry stakeholders, FSL is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly foremen and lead workers, to five critical safety leadership skills needed to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes. The course stresses the importance of leading by example, engaging and empowering team members, listening and communicating effectively, coaching and providing feedback, and recognizing team members who go above and beyond for safety. The FSL course will be available on OSHA’s Outreach Training Program webpage starting January 1, 2017.

Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition
Posted - Dec 14, 2016

Click Here to view the first issue of the Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition Quarterly.

The purpose of the Florida Coalition Quarterly is to promote workplace safety and health in Florida and reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, by providing a forum for coalition members and other safety and health professionals to share projects, research, expertise and events. You are encouraged to forward the Coalition Quarterly to your colleagues and other interested parties.

Our goal is to join efforts to make Florida the safest place to work in the Nation! Join the Coalition! Call (850) 245-4444 x 2819 or email Melissa.Baniak@flhealth.gov for information on joining the Coalition or to subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing list.

Contact the Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition Editorial Team:

Maria Mitchell, Editor
Mariamitchellusa@yahoo.com

Juanita J. Chalmers, Co-Editor
Juanita.Chalmers@flhealth.gov

Melissa Baniak, Co-Editor
Melissa.Baniak@flhealth

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