FREE Webinar-Job Placement of the Worker with Diabetes

Course Type: Webinar
Contact Hours: 1.0

September 27, 2016
12:00-1:00 PM ET
11:00-12:00 PM CT

This session will provide information on job placement concerns associated with employees who have diabetes. The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 1-1-2009, considers person with diabetes to have a disability under the law. The job protection implied by ADAAA may require reasonable job accommodations to be in place. With the rising prevalence of diabetes among persons in the workplace, the OHN may find more frequent instances that require knowledge about the ADAAA and subsequent impact on the obtainment and use of medical information. The speakers will use case study examples to provide information about the impact of diabetes as a disease entity on expectations in the work place with regard to voluntary disclosure, job accommodation and safety concerns.

Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering

Presenter Information: Dr. Kim Olszewski is owner and nurse practitioner at Mid State Occupational Health Services Inc in Pennsylvania, as well as Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs at Bloomsburg University.  Dr. Olszewski has more than 26 years of occupational health experience, including return to work issues.  Diabetes is a common health condition seen in the occupational health setting, and employers are faced with the challenges of safely returning the employee to work.  Dr. Olszewski has successfully worked with employers on both educational and return to work strategies for a variety of health conditions, including diabetes and sleep disorders.

Dr. Pamela Allweiss has had an Intergovernmental Practice Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control, Division of Diabetes Translation since 1999, working on diabetes education programs in the workplace as part of the NDEP (National Diabetes Education Program), a joint CDC and NIH program. She is an Endocrinologist who completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the LA County- USC Medical Center, a fellowship in Endocrinology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and was the chief clinical fellow at the Joslin Clinic in Boston. She received a Masters of Science in Public Health while completing a residency in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health at the University of Kentucky. She has previously presented at AAOHN and ACOEM Conferences.

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