COEH webinars take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am PST. All webinars are approximately one hour in duration.
The goal of the COEH webinar series is to raise awareness about current issues of health and safety at work and to share updates on the latest research in occupational and environmental health within the community.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am
Title: Mindfulness: Promoting Health and Safety by Being in the Moment
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz
As scientists demonstrate numerous benefits associated with practicing mindfulness (a state of being present with focused attention), a mindful revolution is sweeping our nation. Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz will cover an overview of UC Mindful Health & Safety, which offers a new, complementary paradigm to create healthier, safer workplaces across a variety of industries. Participants will have an opportunity to experience a brief mindfulness exercise, and to hear preliminary results from a pilot study conducted with nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center. The presentation will conclude with a bit of time to welcome your valuable feedback.
On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz is a clinical psychologist with a background in mindfulness, a state of being present with focused attention. Jessica has 20 years of experience within the University of California system, where she has rendered psychological services, led diversity efforts, and overseen health and safety training. Currently, Jessica serves on the UC Risk & Safety Training team, and she leads the UC “Mindful Health & Safety” Center. In collaboration with UC Irvine’s Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Services department and UC Irvine’s Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, she is investigating the potential for a Mindful Health & Safety program to improve workplace health and safety outcomes across a variety of industries.
Webinars are available for Continuing Education credits
CE requires additional registration to complete payment and evaluation to receive credit. The cost for CE credit is $30 per webinar.
After you sign up for the free webinar through our provider Zoom, click on the blue Register button to sign up for CE at the COEH-CE registration page.
You will need to remember your user name (email address) and password to return to COEH-CE after the webinar and complete the evaluation. Your certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you.
If you did not sign up for CE in advance after listening to the live webinar, you can click on the blue Register button and follow the instructions below to pay and to complete the evaluation.
Follow these instructions to access the webinar recordings and to claim CE credit:
You will be emailed a link to the recorded webinar after you are registered for this class. Please complete the evaluation included in the email you will receive.
A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you (please ensure at time of registration that your email address is current).
Industrial Hygienists: This event contains 50 minutes hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH credits.
Nurses: COEH Continuing Education Program (BRN Provider # 12983) has approved this webinar for 1.0 contact hours.
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