Consultation and Outreach

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We offer on-site workplace consultation to improve worker health and to identify and control safety hazards. Standard consultations include:

Organizations wanting to apply current research to their own health and safety initiatives are invited to request one of our expert speakers and to utilize our online toolkit for workplace evaluation and improvement developed by the Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW).

Speakers and Presentations

The Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, in conjunction with CPH-NEW, maintains a speakers bureau. We supply experts and material to present current, research-based information on occupational hazards and intervention strategies to reduce risk. Presentations are comprehensive and interactive.

For more information please visit the CPH-NEW website, or visit our Online Participatory Toolkit at our UMass Lowell partner website.

How can the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and CPH-NEW assist you?

  • Provide tools and guidance for worksite-based, participatory programs to improve employee health
  • Provide up-to-date information about workplace hazards and their control
  • Build research-to-practice (R2P) links with researchers and practitioners
  • Provide connections with other businesses and labor groups to exchange experiences and share best practices
  • Improve worker health and productivity

Occupational Disease in Connecticut, 2017

This report, by Tim Morse, Ph.D., professor emeritus, covers data for 2015 and was prepared under contract for the State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, as part of the Occupational Disease Surveillance Program, operated in cooperation with the Connecticut Department of Labor and the Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Read it here.

Mold Exposure and Health

Paula Schenck, M.P.H.
Webinar recording hosted by EPA Indoor Environments Division on October 26, 2107

WHO WOULD HAVE INTEREST IN THIS PROGRAM?

  • Physicians, nurses, asthma educators, and other healthcare providers
  • Health directors, facility managers, school superintendents, employers, and building owners
  • Storm response planners and rebuilders, construction workers, and community planners
  • Professional or technical consultants
  • Individuals with concerns about how mold exposure may be affecting their health

THE WEBINAR ADDRESSES: 

  • Information on the relationship between mold exposure and health effects as discussed in current guidance and peer-reviewed literature
  • Guidance that explores mold and moisture exposure as contributors to illnesses in clinical settings
  • Strategies for the public and worker populations to reduce exposure when in wet moldy environments so to possibly prevent illness (especially important when preparing for and responding to flooding and severe weather events)

Watch the video