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.


Current Webinar


Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:30am to 11:30am

Title: An Overview of Occupational Epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect

Speaker: Erika Garcia, PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UC Berkeley


In this webinar, Erika Garcia will provide an overview of occupational epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect.



On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:


  • Gain an understanding of the purpose of occupational epidemiology
  • Become aware of exposure assessment methods in occupational epidemiology
  • Become familiar with typical study designs used in an occupational epidemiology
  • Develop a basic understanding of the Healthy Worker Effect



Erika Garcia is a PhD candidate in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Her dissertation research focuses on occupational epidemiology, utilizing data from the United Autoworker-General Motors study, which includes an occupational cohort of workers in automobile manufacturing. She has evaluated the Healthy Worker Survivor Effect in the cohort and is using the results in epidemiologic studies on exposure to metalworking fluids and cancer incidence. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned a Master's in Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2011 and worked with the Environmental Research Group at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) until 2014. Ms. Garcia’s research experience during her time with CPIC includes work with nail salon workers in the San Francisco Bay Area and an assessment of the association between air pollutants and breast cancer in Californian women.

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.


Live Webinars


After you sign up for the free webinar through our provider ReadyTalk, click on the second 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 second Register button and follow the instructions below to pay and to complete the evaluation.


Recorded Webinars


Follow these instructions to access the webinar recordings and to claim CE credit:


Click on the second Register button under your webinar selection. You will be directed to the COEH-CE registration website.


Click on your chosen webinar course, to register for CE credit for the webinar.


If you are a first-time user to COEH-CE, you will need to create a user account before registering for this training.


If you are a repeat user to COEH-CE, enter in your user name (email address) and password.


If FREE credit is available, enter the discount code to waive the fee. If not, enter your payment information into the payment screen.


Enter the access code and then click on the link to listen to the recorded webinar.


Complete the evaluation.


A certificate of completion will be e-mailed to you (please ensure at time of registration that your e-mail address is current).




ABIH - 1.0 contact hour per presentation.

REHS - 1.0 Contact Hour (.1 CEU), REHS per presentation.

BRN - 1.0 Contact Hour, California Board of Registered Nurses per presentation.

BCSP/General CEUs - .1 Continuance of Certification point by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals per presentation.

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2017 Webinar Schedule



Carisa Harris-Adamson,



Erika Garcia, PhD Candidate

An Overview of Occupational Epidemiology and the Healthy Worker Effect





Ed Yelin, PhD, MCP 
Cristina Banks, PhD

Health and Employment: Macro Context and Micro Initiatives

James Craner, MD, MPH



Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss – Solving the Unfulfilled Promise of Audiometric Data Analysis



Kristie Sullivan, MPH

Non-Animal Occupational Toxicology Testing Technology and Policy



No Webinar Scheduled





Jessica Drew de Paz, PsyD

Mindfulness: Promoting Health & Safety by Being in the Moment