AOHP Virginia Chapter Summer 2017 Conference
Bon Secours School of Nursing Auditorium
8550 Magellan Pkwy
Richmond, Virginia 23227
July 14, 2017
OSHA Recordkeeping – New Electronic Submission Due July 1
Under OSHA's new recordkeeping requirements, many employers who are required to post the OSHA 300A from February 1 to April 30 will be required to electronically submit the 2016 data to OSHA by July 1, 2017. OSHA plans to have a web page (which is not yet available) to submit this data. Visit OSHA at https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/finalrule/index.html for more information on recordkeeping requirements. Updates will be available at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping.
N95 Day – September 5
Mark your calendars for N95 Day, sponsored by NIOSH, on September 5, 2017. Initiated in 2012, this annual event provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of respiratory protection in the workplace and help familiarize occupational health professionals and staff with the resources to make educated decisions when selecting and wearing a respirator. Each year, there is a theme and often a webinar devoted to some aspect of respiratory protection. This year, the focus will be on PAPRs. AOHP will be providing additional information as it becomes available for this year’s observance. It is not too early to start planning a fun activity for staff.
Pink Book Webinar Series from CDC
This online series of 15 webinars provides an overview of the principles of vaccination, general recommendations, immunization strategies for providers, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Each one-hour webinar explores a chapter from the 13th edition of "Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases," also known widely as "The Pink Book."
COCA Training and Conferences
The COCA Training and Conferences webpage has been updated to include conferences from January–June 2016. Visit the webpage to learn about conferences sponsored by CDC, other federal agencies, and COCA partners.
NIOSH is offering Free On-Line Courses
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours[DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2015-115] on http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2015-115/
Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/longhourstraining/
"Lean" the New Hire Onboarding Process for Healthcare Workers
Join Lean Consultant Mark Graban as he sets the stage for Lean in healthcare settings by outlining the benefits of reducing waste, streamlining value processes and continuous improvement. Curtis Chow will then discuss how Mercy Medical Center, Redding (MMCR), California, greatly improved tuberculosis (TB) screening of healthcare workers by including an interferon-gamma release assay, QuantiFERON-TB Gold test, in their Lean TB testing algorithm.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the benefits of Lean in healthcare settings
- Recognize waste, value stream problems and the importance of continuous improvement
- Discuss time, resource, and cost benefits when adopting an IGRA for healthcare worker screening
- Review and understand a suggested TB testing algorithm followed at MMCR
Earn continuing education credit with CDC's broadcasts, webcasts, and self-study courses
CDC offers numerous education and training programs for healthcare personnel. A variety of topics and formats are available. All are based on ACIP vaccine recommendations. Physicians, nurses, health educators, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals are invited to apply for continuing education credits/contact hours, when available.
To learn more about the topics and formats available, visit CDC's Immunization Courses: Broadcasts, Webcasts, and Self Study web section.