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  • Anaphylaxis Awareness in the Workplace

    Anaphylaxis, a severe life-threatening allergic reaction that can result in death, has a potential health and safety impact for the American workplace. To raise awareness of this issue, ACOEM, in partnership with the National Safety Council and with funding from Pfizer, has developed this webinar which takes a close look at anaphylaxis in the workplace, including what employers can do to raise overall awareness, help at-risk employees avoid accidental allergen exposures, and incorporate anaphylaxis response into existing company safety plans.

    The following PDF downloads also provide additional information on anaphylaxis awareness in the workplace:

    To view the webinar in its entirety or by segment, click on the links below.

         

    Segment 1:
    Anaphylaxis in the Workplace: What it is?

    This segment focuses on creating greater allergy and anaphylaxis awareness among employers, management and employees.

    Barry Eisenberg, Executive Director, ACOEM
    Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, Vice Chairman, U.S Preventive Medicine

      
         

    Segment 2:
    Anaphylaxis in the Workplace: Risk Reduction

    In this segment Dr. Ed Bernacki shares his experiences with anaphylaxis in the workplace and how Johns Hopkins University continues to make anaphylaxis awareness a priority.

    Barry Eisenberg, Executive Director, ACOEM
    Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH, Executive Director Health, Safety and Environment, Johns Hopkins University

     
         

    Segment 3:
    Anaphylaxis in the Workplace: Emergency Response

    This segment provides guidance on how to respond with direct first aid for anaphylactic episodes in the workplace. Barbara Caracci reviews symptoms, first response, and how to manage the employee patient in an anaphylactic emergency.

    Barry Eisenberg, Executive Director, ACOEM
    Barbara Caracci, Director and Master Trainer, National Safety Council

     
         

    Full Program: 
    Anaphylaxis in the Workplace

    This Webinar takes a close look at anaphylaxis in the workplace, including what employers can do to raise overall awareness, help at-risk employees avoid accidental allergen exposures, and incorporate anaphylaxis response into existing company safety plans.

    Barry Eisenberg, Executive Director, ACOEM
    Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, Vice Chairman, U.S Preventive Medicine
    Edward J. Bernacki, MD, MPH, Executive Director Health, Safety and Environment, Johns Hopkins University
    Barbara Caracci, Director and Master Trainer, National Safety Council