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Environmental, Health & Safety Symposium for Healthcare

Friday, June 17, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Convenient, affordable and healthcare-focused, The EHSSENTIALS Symposium is a one-of-a-kind educational and networking event, providing a unique and valuable opportunity for healthcare professionals to learn how their peers are solving today’s greatest environmental, health and safety challenges.

Well-respected experts from UCLA, Children’s Hospital, Kaiser, UC Irvine,  and others will share their experiences in sessions addressing employee safety and health, business continuity and emergency planning, and workplace violence, to managing hazardous drugs, industrial hygiene and preventing occupational injuries.

Featured Presentations

This year we are honored to have two fascinating featured speakers addressing our two main symposium themes – innovative approaches to preventing workplace injuries, and addressing the challenges of workplace violence and emergency response to these incidents.

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz, is an Environmental Health & Safety Project Manager at the University of California, Irvine. In her presentation, “Mindfulness: Promoting Health & Safety by Being in the Moment”, she will share fascinating preliminary results from a recent pilot study, conducted with nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center, demonstrating the numerous benefits associated with practicing mindfulness – a state of being present with focused attention – in the workplace.

In our mid-day plenary session, Tom Lynch, EMS Administrator for the Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency, will present “Local Response to Terrorism: The San Bernardino Waterman Incident”.

Based on first-hand involvement in this event, Tom will share how mixed weaponry terrorist attacks have changed the paradigm of active shooter incidents; how to integrate with the larger response system during a terrorist attack; and, how situation awareness helps predict and prepare for these incidents.

We hope you can join us for this information-rich, strategy-packed day devoted exclusively to the latest EHS trends, issues, strategies and solutions affecting healthcare facilities today.