Monday, August 7, 2017

Breakout 2 Workplace Safety – National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ERC Regional Seminar

Presented by NIOSH, and The Education and Research Centers (ERCs) of The University of South Florida, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Auburn University

10:00 – 3:00 pm    
Hall of Cities - Chicago & Denver 
Convention Level
Hana Osman, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Continuing Education
Sunshine ERC
College of Public Health
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
10:00 – 11:00 am    
Sleep Apnea and the Industrial Athlete: What Professional Sports Can Teach Us about Performance


Cori Repp, MD
Regional Medical Director
US HealthWorks Medical Group
Bradenton, FL 

Stephen Kreitzer, MD
Medical Director
Tampa, FL

The need to better understand sleep apnea and available treatments is apparent every day in our clinics as we advise a substantial number of DOT drivers on their health risks. Join a pulmonologist/sleep specialist and occupational medicine specialist to review the most up-to-date clinical recommendations, and discuss how these apply to workers in safety sensitive positions. Attendees will gain insight on current literature linking sleep and response times, as well as other performance measures. We will review data from professional athletes to show the potential risks to our industrial athletes with untreated sleep apnea, as well as the performance benefits of treatment that apply to everyone!

11:00 – 12:00 pm    
Workplace Psychological Mistreatment and Physical Violence


Paul E. Spector, PhD
Professor of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, University of South Florida
Director, Sunshine ERC, Occupational Health Psychology Doctoral Training Program
Tampa, FL

Both physical violence and psychological mistreatment are common occurrences in many jobs that can lead to physical and psychological injury. For some occupations that have contact with the public, there is elevated risk for exposure and subsequent incidence of resulting health outcomes. It is important for WC professionals to understand the nature of these risks that arise from interactions of employees with other employees and with the public. The proper design and management of the workplace can help reduce the incidence of violence and mistreatment. 
12:00 – 1:00 pm     
Lunch (on your own) 

Purchase lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Visit the “Comp Time” Diner... grab & go, or sit and network with clients and exhibitors!
1:00 – 2:00 pm    
Updates on Ergonomics TLV®s


Thomas E. Bernard, PhD
Professor, USF College of Public Health
Director, Sunshine ERC
Tampa FL

The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) provide a standard of professional practice for OHS professionals. Some of the physical agent TLVs provide exposure assessment guidelines that have been recently updated with new information. The context of the TLVs and updates will provide guidance to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders.
2:00 – 3:00 pm    
Work Methods & Ergonomics: The Intersection


Jerry Davis, PhD, CSP, CPE
Daniel & Joseph Breeden Professor
College of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Auburn University
Auburn, AL

This course will explore the relationship between work measurement time standards and the associated ergonomic impact on workers. A brief overview of work measurement will be presented with emphasis on the ergonomic aspects (bend, reach, push, pull, carry, etc.) that such requirements place on the work system and subsequently, the human.