Lead Exposure at Firing Ranges
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Time: Noon-1:00 pm (Pacific)
Presenters: Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, Gerry Croteau, MS
When we think of safety standards for gun ranges, we think first about preventing accidental shootings or reducing noise. But lead exposure from bullets and primer also pose serious health risks for employees and their families.
In the May Hot Topics, Michael Kinzer, MD, MPH, will discuss his participation in an investigation of the country’s largest reported occupational lead exposure at an indoor gun range in Washington State. In addition to the investigation’s findings, Kinzer will explain the roles and responsibilities of employers, laboratories, medical providers, and regulatory agencies in assessing and preventing lead exposure.
Gerry Croteau, MS, will then review the methods for reducing lead exposure in gun ranges and other industries that use lead. Croteau will also emphasize ways to reduce oral ingestion of lead and review the related occupational health standards.
Slides will be available the day before the session on the Hot Topics website. This session will be recorded and the archive posted by the next day.
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The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice invites you to participate in this monthly Hot Topics forum. Hot Topics provides an authoritative hour-long forum each month for discussing topics that are important to the public health practice community.
Photo of lead pellets by Harshad Sharma
Dawg Daze Leaders are current University of Washington students who have a passion for UW and want to build leadership experience and give back to the University community through assisting new students with their transition to campus.
- Love for UW and being a Husky
- Genuine interest in new students and their
- Friendly and responsible
- Ability to initiate solutions to problems
- Desire to give back to the UW
- Attend training on Monday, September 16th from 9am-5pm
- Volunteer a minimum of 15 hours
- Check email twice monthly throughout the summer
- Help out at assigned events with a positive attitude
What you can get out of this experience:
- Be involved with fun, creative, and exciting Dawg Daze events
- Meet and inspire new students
- Hands on leadership experience
- A cool Dawg Daze T-shirt to wear
- Move into the Residence Halls Early
- Be part of a team that makes UW a friendly, welcoming place
If you are interested in being a Dawg Daze Leader but you cannot make the training date, then please contact Vera Hoang at fyp. Vera is the Dawg Daze Volunteer Coordinator.
DEADLINE: Saturday, May 25th at 5:00 pm – go to uwdawgdaze.com/leaders to apply!
Photography Exhibit, by Barry Pottle
1 May-3 June 2013 • Allen Library, North Lobby
Foodland Security is about the challenge of Inuit in urban settings to gain access to “country food” (food from the land). Pottle’s work focuses primarily on the Inuit community in Ottawa including cultural activities and images that reflect Inuit identity. His goal is to explore this very robust community and to highlight its richness and vibrancy.
It’s that time of the year to select new USPHA officers for the 2013-2014 school year! After much evaluation, the new officer positions have been decided:
Public Health Representative
Environmental Health Representative
Health Informatics and Health Information Management Representive
Minors Representive (for the Global Health and Nutritional Sciences Minors)
The application is now open for all students in the School of Public Health until May 12th at 11:59 pm! Please take a look at the application in the following link: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uspha2/169034
Again, the DEADLINE IS MAY 12TH AT 11:59 PM! Don’t miss this opportunity to represent the School of Public Health!