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Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:34am

Date: December 3-4

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL   Course Lecturer/ Lead Practicum   Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  Program Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Annette Shatara, RRT Alabama Regional Medical Servivces   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 108.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178. Event Categories: Continuing Education

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 8:31am

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing  Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses DATE:  March 14-16, 2018   LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL  COURSE OVERVIEW 

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."

 

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

 Comments:

"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"

AGENDA

  DAY ONE   8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction 8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise 9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear 10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic   DAY TWO 8:00 am - 9:00 am Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up 9:00 am - 9:15 am Break 9:15 am - 10:15 am Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise 10:15 am - 10:45 Recordkeeping 10:45 am - 11:15 am The Audiometric Test Environment 11:15 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Personal Hearing Protection Devices 1:15 pm - 1:45 The Role of the OHC 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Employee Education and Motivation 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Audiometric Technique 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting  

 DAY THREE

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation 9:30 am - 11:00 am Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).

FACULTY   Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

 

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION   For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $107.00/a night plus tax. REGISTRATION

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only. Tuition is $650/  with CAOHC Manual. Refreshers may attend the second day, $300/ or $325 with CAOHC manual. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.

Please Note: Before registering for the Audiometric Testing Refresher course, be sure to verify your eligibility with CAOHC by calling 414.276.5338. The Deep South Center for OH&S is not responsible for applicant’s fees who take this course if ineligible for recertification     View/Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express   Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178 Event Categories: Continuing Education

Save the Date - Southeastern Regional ERC Symposium

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:55pm

  Tuesday, April 3 -  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Savannah, GA   Overview The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety, Central Appalachian Regional, North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health, USF Sunshine are 4 of 18 Education and Research Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Our ERCs offers graduate and post graduate programs in occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene and occupational safety and ergonomics.  We provide strong programs of study for our students, which includes interdisciplinary and field work experiences. 

By attending our annual Symposium, you will have an opportunity to hear about new research with a broad range of practice implications.  The funding for our pilot projects is through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), with projects selected for their innovative approach to a relevant safety and health issue in our re-gion.  NIOSH has taken the lead to support national occupational safety and health research and training programs to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses.  This is being accomplished through a diversified portfolio of high quality extramural research, education, and training in collaboration with global partners. 

Research Presentations:  In addition to hearing the results of researchers funded by the NIOSH Pilot Project Research Program, a committee of researchers and practitioners has selected outstanding abstracts from universities across the southeast. During the Symposium, recipients of the 2016 Pilot Project Research Grants will give presentations on their work and selected students from universities in the SE region will be invited to present research posters relevant to the occupational health and safety area.

Information
The 2018 Symposium will be held Tuesday, April 3- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at DeSota Savannah, located at 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-844-257-3520 or by visiting www.thedesotosavannah.com and entering the Group/Convention Code: RES.

Continuing Education As an AL Board of Nursing Approved Provider, the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety awarded the Southeastern Regional ERCs Research Symposium 8.0 contact hours (expiration date 01/03/2019). Participants who complete the training will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the national standard of recognition for nonacademic professional education. Attendance is eligible for ABIH CM points.

Registration must be received in advance. A confirmation letter with details will be sent once registration has been received.

REGISTER BY PHONE: 205-934-7178 EMAIL: dsc@uab.edu www.uab.edu/dsc

Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop Refresher

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:18am

Date:  February 22, 2018

Location: Birmingham, AL

Overview: This one day NIOSH approved refresher workshop will cover proper spirometry technique and its importance in occupational health. This course will include 7 hours of instruction, through lectures, class exercises and time in performing spirometry.

Topics:

  • Review of the most recent ATS/ERS testing standards and guidelines,
  • Review of testing contraindications and procedures,
  • Review of technical procedures and instrumentation requirements including calibration check procedures,
  • Review sources of error, and their correction for both volume displacement and flow measuring spirometers,
  • Review of the effective use of volume-time and flow-volume displays,
  • Review recommended procedures for proper infection control,
  • Differentiation of lung function patterns (normal, obstructive, restrictive, and mixed disease) spirograms.

Spirometry Workshop Refreshers: NIOSH-Approved Spirometry course certificates currently expire 5 years after the course is completed.  To renew NIOSH course certificates, technicians should complete a NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher course before their current course certificate expires.  NIOSH is instituting a 7-month grace period to extend the window of time for completing the needed NIOSH-Approved Refresher training.  

For example, if the current certificate was awarded on April 1, 2008, then the technician may take a NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Refresher Course within 5 years and 7 months of that date, i.e., until November 1, 2013. 

*For more information please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/spirometry/training.html

Course Director Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services at UAB Medical West.  Ms. Montiel has a Masters of Arts Degree in Education and is involved with a number of health-related professional organizations and committees.  She is NIOSH-approved course director and has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist since 1981.

Information: For the convenience of the participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209.  Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservation and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course.  Room Rates: $108.00/a night plus tax.    

Professional Points As an approved provider of the AL Board of Nursing, The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety (ABNP0420) has awarded: Spirometry Workshop refresher 9.0 contact hours, (ABNP0420, expires 1/03/19).

Registration fee of $365 must be received in advance. This includes instructional and reference materials. A list of nearby hotels will be provided in your confirmation letter. For the spirogram critique, please submit 5 test results, with tracings, prior to the class.

Cancellation Policy: If the course is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing. a 20% processing fee will be deducted.

Click here to view/print brochure Make checks payable to University of Alabama at Birmingham.   Mail to: Deep South Center for OH&S University of Alabama at Birmingham 1720 2nd Avenue South, RPHB 520A Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   REGISTER BY PHONE: 205-934-7178, FAX: 205-975-7179  or EMAIL: dsc@uab.edu FOR MORE INFO VISIT : www.uab.edu/dsc Event Categories: Continuing Education

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:19am

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing  Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses DATE:  December 5-7, 2018 - Full Course/ Refresher December 6, 2018   LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL  COURSE OVERVIEW 

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."

 

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

 Comments:

"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"

AGENDA

  DAY ONE   8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction 8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise 9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear 10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic   DAY TWO 8:00 am - 9:00 am Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up 9:00 am - 9:15 am Break 9:15 am - 10:15 am Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise 10:15 am - 10:45 Recordkeeping 10:45 am - 11:15 am The Audiometric Test Environment 11:15 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Personal Hearing Protection Devices 1:15 pm - 1:45 The Role of the OHC 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Employee Education and Motivation 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Audiometric Technique 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting  

 DAY THREE

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation 9:30 am - 11:00 am Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).

FACULTY   Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

 

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION   For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $107.00/a night plus tax. REGISTRATION

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only. Tuition is $650/  with CAOHC Manual. Refreshers may attend the second day, $300/ or $325 with CAOHC manual. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.

Please Note: Before registering for the Audiometric Testing Refresher course, be sure to verify your eligibility with CAOHC by calling 414.276.5338. The Deep South Center for OH&S is not responsible for applicant’s fees who take this course if ineligible for recertification     View/Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express   Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178 Event Categories: Continuing Education

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:18am

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing  Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses DATE:  October 10-12, 2018 - Full Course/ Refresher October 11, 2018   LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL  COURSE OVERVIEW 

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."

 

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

 Comments:

"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"

AGENDA

  DAY ONE   8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction 8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise 9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear 10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic   DAY TWO 8:00 am - 9:00 am Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up 9:00 am - 9:15 am Break 9:15 am - 10:15 am Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise 10:15 am - 10:45 Recordkeeping 10:45 am - 11:15 am The Audiometric Test Environment 11:15 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Personal Hearing Protection Devices 1:15 pm - 1:45 The Role of the OHC 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Employee Education and Motivation 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Audiometric Technique 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting  

 DAY THREE

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation 9:30 am - 11:00 am Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).

FACULTY   Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

 

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION   For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $107.00/a night plus tax. REGISTRATION

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only. Tuition is $650/  with CAOHC Manual. Refreshers may attend the second day, $300/ or $325 with CAOHC manual. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.

Please Note: Before registering for the Audiometric Testing Refresher course, be sure to verify your eligibility with CAOHC by calling 414.276.5338. The Deep South Center for OH&S is not responsible for applicant’s fees who take this course if ineligible for recertification     View/Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express   Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178 Event Categories: Continuing Education

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:16am

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing  Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses DATE:  August 15-17, 2018 - Full Course/ Refresher August 16, 2018   LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL  COURSE OVERVIEW 

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."

 

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

 Comments:

"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"

AGENDA

  DAY ONE   8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction 8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise 9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear 10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic   DAY TWO 8:00 am - 9:00 am Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up 9:00 am - 9:15 am Break 9:15 am - 10:15 am Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise 10:15 am - 10:45 Recordkeeping 10:45 am - 11:15 am The Audiometric Test Environment 11:15 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Personal Hearing Protection Devices 1:15 pm - 1:45 The Role of the OHC 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Employee Education and Motivation 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Audiometric Technique 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting  

 DAY THREE

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation 9:30 am - 11:00 am Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).

FACULTY   Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

 

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.3 CEUs for full course participants and 0.9 CEUs for refresher course participants.

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION   For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $107.00/a night plus tax. REGISTRATION

Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only. Tuition is $650/  with CAOHC Manual. Refreshers may attend the second day, $300/ or $325 with CAOHC manual. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.

Please Note: Before registering for the Audiometric Testing Refresher course, be sure to verify your eligibility with CAOHC by calling 414.276.5338. The Deep South Center for OH&S is not responsible for applicant’s fees who take this course if ineligible for recertification     View/Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express   Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022
Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178 Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:11am

Date: December 3-4, 2018

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL   Course Lecturer/ Lead Practicum   Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  Program Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Annette Shatara, RRT Alabama Regional Medical Servivces   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 108.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178. Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:10am

Date: October 8-9, 2018

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL   Course Lecturer/ Lead Practicum   Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  Program Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Annette Shatara, RRT Alabama Regional Medical Servivces   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 108.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178. Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:08am

Date: August 13-14, 2018

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL   Course Lecturer/ Lead Practicum   Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  Program Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Annette Shatara, RRT Alabama Regional Medical Servivces   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 108.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178. Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 10:07am

Date: June 11-12, 2018

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL   Course Lecturer/ Lead Practicum   Jerry King, MAEd, RRT  Program Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Annette Shatara, RRT Alabama Regional Medical Servivces   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 108.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $475.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178. Event Categories: Continuing Education

DOT Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 2:43pm

Earn 2.0 CEUs

As a supervisor of DOT covered employees, this course will enable you to:

  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and indicators of substance abuse in the workplace.
  • Identify, document, and manage reasonable suspicion testing.
  • Comply with federal DOT regulations requiring 2-hour reasonable suspicion training for all supervisors.

This course features:

  • Interactive Content
  • Scenarios
  • Quizzes

Why It's Important

Substance abuse is a direct threat to workplace safety, and the transportation industry is among the most vulnerable. In addition to being required by federal law, this course will give your supervisors practical reasonable suspicion intervention instructions, including tips for confronting the employee and scenarios that require them to respond to sensitive situations in a practice environment.

Event Categories: Interdisciplinary Events

Medications & Safety Training for Managers

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:43am

Earn 1.0 CEUs

This course is designed for DERs, front-line managers, and managers in the fields of HR, Safety, Risk Management, Labor & Employee Relations, and employer medical departments.  In this course, you'll learn how to:

  • Identify key components of a policy on prescription drugs
  • Define to whom the medication policy should and should not apply
  • Ensure you have the appropriate medication consultation to advise on fitness for duty matters
  • Provide appropriate employee privacy protections in your policy
  • Implement effective employee awareness education on medications and safety
  • Benchmark your workplace policy against industry-wide best practices

This course features:

  • Interactive Content
  • Scenarios
  • Quizzes & Assessments

Why It's Important

Prescription and OTC drug misuse and abuse is an epidemic in the United States.  Drug poisoning due to overdose is now the leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S.  As an employer, it is imperative that you develop a clear corporate medications and safety policy that is clearly communicated to all employees.  This course will give you the practical tools you need to develop a brand new medications and safety program or enhance your existing program.

NOTE: this course is best used in conjunction with our Medications and Safety Training for Employees course.

Event Categories: Interdisciplinary Events

DOT Drug Screen Collector Training Course

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:37am

Earn 1.0 CEUs

In this comprehensive guide for DOT urine drug screen specimen collections, you will learn:

  • The requirements for becoming a certified DOT drug screen collector
  • How to properly prepare your facility for testing
  • The step-by-step process for conducting a drug screen in accordance with DOT guidelines
  • How to interact with the donor and respond to various problem collection scenarios

This course features:

  • Interactive Content
  • Scenarios
  • Quizzes & Assessments

Note: This course is step 1 of a 2-step process.  Step 2 is the proficiency demonstration of five error-free mock collections, which is required by DOT to be monitored in real-time by a qualified training monitor. We offer the mock collections monitoring both on-site and via video conference.  Please contact us for details.

Why It's Important

Collectors are typically the only individuals who have direct face-to-face contact with the donor during the drug testing process.  Collectors therefore play an important role in public safety by ensuring not just the integrity of the urine specimen collection, but of the entire DOT drug screening process.

The DOT is very particular about the steps collectors must take when conducting a DOT urine drug screen collection.  These procedures are outlined in 49 CFR part.

Event Categories: Interdisciplinary Events

Defensive Driving and Safety

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:22am

Earn 0.1 CEUs

This course reviews the principles of defensive driving in order to make you a safer, more aware commercial driver. In this course, you will do the following:

  • Study the definition and habits of defensive driving 
  • Explore how traffic laws keep us safe 
  • Practice identifying road hazards and appropriate defensive actions
  • Participate in simulations involving passing and turning
  • Practice scanning for potential risks

This course was designed in conjunction with our friends at the Visify

It features:

  • Interactive content
  • Quizzes and assessments
  • Simulated environments

Why It's Important

Data shows that motor vehicle collisions claim thousands of lives every year in America. In 2014, over 32,000 people were killed. In the record-high years of 1972 and 73, the number of deaths was over fifty-four thousand. The National Safety Council states that 54 percent of all crashes are due to driver error. The single most common cause of a collision is improper driving. A defensive driver avoids these kinds of errors and is prepared to handle the errors of others.

In short, defensive driving is important because it keeps you alive.

Event Categories: Interdisciplinary Events

Hazard Communications

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:15am

Earn 0.05 CEUs

The Hazard Communications course is designed for employees and managers who handle chemicals or who work in environments where chemicals are present. This course was constructed in concert with the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety. It focuses on the Globally Harmonized System for chemical classification (GHS).

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Match the GHS pictograms with their meaning
  • Identify what information each section in a Safety Data Sheet should contain
  • Identify the hazard categories in GHS
  • Interpret a chemical label and a warning label
  • Compose a label based on the chemical classifications and hazard classifications
  • Respond appropriately to a potential hazardous situation

This course features:

  • Interactive activities
  • Memory aids
  • Quizzes and assessments

Why It's Important

The chemicals we have in our factories, laboratories, stations, and other work environments often carry significant safety risks. Being aware of these risks requires the ability to read and interpret the hazard communications available to us. This course teaches the GHS system, how to read and interpret chemical and warning labels, and how to respond to potential hazardous situations in the workplace.

Event Categories: Interdisciplinary Events

Respirator Fit Testing

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:33am
Birmingham, AL  Overview: This one day workshop will provide a brief history of respiratory protection, standards and guidelines (ANSI, OSHA, NIOSH). Elements essential to an effective fit testing program will be covered. An emphasis is placed on respirator fit testing during hands-on session with qualitative and quantitative fit testing equipment. Participants will participate in sessions solving fit testing problems.   Who Should Attend: Respirator Program Administrators, Safety and Health Professionals, Industrial Hygienist, Trainers, Human Resource Professionals, Risk Managers, Supervisors, Health and Safety Student, and Fit Testers.

Topics:

  • Regulatory Issues
  • Respiratory Hazards
  • Qualitative / Quantitative Fit Testing
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Problem Solving for Testing Procedure

Registration begins at 8:45 am with the workshop beginning at 9:00 am and wrapping up at 3:30 pm.

Agenda

9:30 am Brief review of ANSI and OHSA Standard 1910.134, Fit testing practices, Respirator selection for fit testing 10:30 am Break 10:45 am Fit Testing using Qualitative methods 11:45 am Break 12:00 am Fit Testing using Quantitative methods 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own) 2:00 pm Group Exercises 3:00 pm Break 3:15 pm Recordkeeping-Review-Discussion and questions 3:30 pm Adjourn  

Professional Points:

  • The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is an approved provider of the AL Board of Nursing, (ABNP0420, expires 01/03/2019) and has awarded: Respirator Fit Testing Workshop 5.1 contact hours.
  • For all others, the Deep South Center for OH&S provides CEU's for the Respiratory Fit Test Training .425 contact hours.
Instructor:
  • Van Thursby, Director of Industrial Hygiene with UAB, Occupational Health and Safety.

Location

The workshops will be held at the Ryals Public Health Building, 5th Floor, Room 507, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294-0022.  

Sponsor: 

These workshops are offered by the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The Center is an Education and Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. We provide a strong academic program of study which includes interdisciplinary course work and field experiences. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging careers in business, federal agencies, academia, industry and consultation. In addition to our academic programs, the Deep South ERC offers opportunities for professional development and outreach.

Registration 

  • Respirator Fit Testing Training Workshop Only, Fri, Dec. 1, 2017, 9:00 am - 3:30pm ~ $125
Registration fees must be received in advance.   Click here to view/print brochure (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express   Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022

Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing 2 weeks prior to course. A 20% processing fee will be deducted.

Need more information? Please contact us at 205.934.7076 or dsc@uab.edu or visit our website at www.uab.edu/dsc. Event Categories: Continuing Education

Spirometry Workshop: NIOSH Approved Course #105

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 8:04pm

Location: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL

COURSE OVERVIEW

The objective of the program is to develop individuals who can perform proper spirometry technique. Learning proper spirometry technique requires observation, demonstration and hands-on practice. The basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology, lung volume determinants of respiratory flow and how the environment affects the respiratory system are covered. Participants will be taught the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values as defined by NIOSH including instrumentation and the basis for spirometric measurement, mechanics of data collection, reduction in accordance with the acceptability criteria and the use of predicted values.

Recently, the Center’s Spirometry Workshop was updated, evaluated, and approved by NIOSH in an effort to strengthen the utility and effectiveness of the NIOSH Spirometry Training Program.  Our program was noted as 'one of the best,' Spirometry courses in the country.  Course approval through 2021. 

Ample time will be allowed to practice spirometric techniques and to master spirometry testing.    

After successfully completing the examination, participants will be issued a certificate.   This does not imply that the individual is a NIOSH pulmonary function technician, but does mean that they have completed a NIOSH approved course   FACULTY INFORMATION Course Directors Wesley M. Granger, PhD, RRT Retired University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL       Lisa Montiel, MAEd, RRT Director, Cardiopulmonary Services UAB Medical West Bessemer, AL       Practicum Instructors   Susan Hutson, MAEd, RRT Emeritus University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL   Participants Speak Out 

"The personal attention was great. All personnel were very good and helped me understand… what I am about to do in my new job…."

".....the strength of the program is the information and training presented in such a way that there is no stress. The instructors were obviously well prepared and were very helpful”

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION   The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 18.0 contact hours for full course participants.  ACCOMMODATIONS / LOCATIONS

For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $ 107.00/a night plus tax.

REGISTRATION   Registration is limited for each class, so early registration is recommended. Registration fees in full are required along with a registration form. Phone registrations are accepted with credit card payment only.   Tuition is $465.00. Registration fees must be received in advance. The registration fee, less 20%, is refundable if written notification is received 2 weeks prior to the program.     Print Registration Form.pdf 
(You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access this file.)   Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express 

Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 
Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022   Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178.

 

Event Categories: Continuing Education

Audiometric Testing & Hearing Conservation Program

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:40pm

Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing  Conservation's (CAOHC) Approved Courses

DATE: Wednesday, February 7 - Friday, February 9, 2018

LOCATION: Courtyard Homewood, Birmingham, AL 

COURSE OVERVIEW 

The objective of the program is to teach the participants to become an active part of an Occupational Hearing Conservation Program (HCP). Through extensive lectures, workshops and exercises and supervised practicum on related areas of a hearing conservation program, a basic understanding of a comprehensive HCP and audiometric testing is achieved. CAOHC certification/re-certification will be granted upon successful completion of the appropriate course requirements and the passing of the CAOHC standardized written examination."

 

Ample time will be allowed to use and evaluate different audiometers and to master basic testing techniques. 

 Comments:

"Having a marked hearing loss myself.  I feel by being in this training, I am/will be less embarrassed about my disorder.  I know that testing is not a measure of "me" and how I fit in but a measure of my own hearing "Test Scores." The course is excellent.  The instruction was clear.  The instructor and her assistants were great.  Thanks so much.(Awesome)!"

AGENDA

  DAY ONE   8:00 am - 8:15 am Sign-in and Introduction 8:15 am - 9:15 am Hearing Conservation in Noise 9:15 am - 10:15 am Anatomy, Physiology and Diseases of the Ear 10:15 am - 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 am - 11:30 am Hearing and the Physics of Sound 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Principles of Noise Analysis and Control 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Audiogram and Its Recordkeeping 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm The Audiometer and Its Maintenance 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Audiometric Technique 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing/Otoscopic   DAY TWO 8:00 am - 9:00 am Audiogram Review, Referral and Employee Follow-Up 9:00 am - 9:15 am Break 9:15 am - 10:15 am Federal and State Regulations Relating to Noise 10:15 am - 10:45 Recordkeeping 10:45 am - 11:15 am The Audiometric Test Environment 11:15 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Personal Hearing Protection Devices 1:15 pm - 1:45 The Role of the OHC 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm Employee Education and Motivation 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Audiometric Technique 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm Supervised Audiometric Testing / Otoscopic / HPD Fitting  

 DAY THREE

  8:00 am - 9:30 am Review of the Hearing Conservation Program & Employee Motivation 9:30 am - 11:00 am Review of Audiometric Testing & Practicum 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Examination (Written and Practical)

Upon successful completion of the course you are eligible for certification as an Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC).

FACULTY   Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.

Aaron Johnson, AuD, received his B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and M.S. Degree in Audiology at the University of Montevallo and his Doctorate of Audiology at Salus University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.  He is currently Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Academy of Audiology (ALAA) after serving as a Member at Large last year.  He holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech & Hearing Association and maintains licensure to practice audiology in Alabama and Tennessee.

There will be practicum instructors and audiometers for hands-on sessions to learn testing procedures. Participants may bring their own audiometers with them.

 

PROFESSIONAL POINTS / INFORMATION

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety is an approved provider of continuing education units for nurses by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider #ABNP0420, expires 1/03/2019) and has awarded 23.0 contact hours for full course participants and 9.0 contact for refresher course participants. The Deep South Center Health & Safety has awarded 2.0 CEUs for full course participants and 0.8 CEUs for refresher course participants.

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene has awarded this course 3.01 IH CM points, approval number #09-4037 and 1.34 IH CM points for refreshers approval #09-4036. 

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION   For the convenience of our participants, a limited number of sleeping rooms, are available at the hotel where the course will be held. Courtyard Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Participants should call the hotel directly at 205-879-0400 for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center course. Room Rates: $107.00/a night plus tax. REGISTRATION   Click here to view/print brochure 

Course registration is now closed, please contact Laura Wilson @ wilson75@uab.edu to be added to the waiting list. 

Questions or for more information, please contact dsc@uab.edu or call 205.934-7178

Event Categories: Continuing Education