TRACK: Environmental Health and Risk Management
Beth A. Baker, MD, FACOEM, FACMT, Canadian Pacific Railway, Minneapolis, MN
Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
James H. Diaz, MD, MHA, MPH, DrPH, FACOEM, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT, FACOEM, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
John D. Meyer, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
This session will present common reproductive and developmental hazards encountered through workplace and environmental exposure. It will review determinants of children’s health such as low versus high level lead exposure. And also discuss risks associated with exposure to other metals, solvents, infectious agents, physical agents and other hazards. Legal considerations such as the Pregnancy Disability Discrimination Act, ADA and related amendments, OSHA standards, and FMLA will be reviewed. The EEOC’s 2014 compliance guidelines for workplace accommodation of pregnant women, and also a framework for assessing and managing reproductive and development health risks in the workplace will be discussed. It will also describe web based resources for reproductive hazards. This session was organized by the Environmental Health
Special Interest Section.