NECOEM Webinar: Caution: Women at Work!

Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Kenji Saito, MD, JD, Moderator

Save the date! January 31, 1:00 to 2:00 pm Webinar presented by:

The New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (NECOEM) in collaboration with: Harvard Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency of the Harvard Education and Research Center (ERC) and the outreach programs of the Harvard ERC and the Harvard-NIEHS Center for Environmental Health in the Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Over the last century, women’s participation in the work force has experienced many changes. In the past, women’s work was limited to just a few occupations because of cultural, educational, religious and legal practices. However, in the US, the number of women working outside the home has increased since the 1960s so that women now make up about 57% of the labor force.  Work is an important determinant of health and offers many economic and social advantages to women. However, work can also be very hazardous to women’s health.  During this webinar, you will learn of common workplace injuries and illnesses affecting women. You will also learn of health and safety risks facing special populations of working women.

Maria Michas, MD, MPH, FACOEM is a board certified occupational medicine physician with over 20 years of clinical, administrative, teaching and research experience in a variety of healthcare settings. She is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental medicine, a certified Medical Review Officer, a certified Medical Examiner for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and holds a Certificate in Traveler's Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine. Dr. Michas completed medical school, an internship in Family Medicine, a Master of Public Health, and a residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She has worked as a medical director for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, US HealthWorks, Group Health, Molina Healthcare, and SeaBright Insurance Company. Currently, she serves as Associate Vice President and Medical Director of Employee Health Services, Occupational Injury Care and Wellness for UMass Memorial Health Care where she is responsible for the health and safety of over 14,000 employees. Dr. Michas is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health of the University Of Massachusetts Medical School and Core Faculty of the UMass Preventive Medicine Residency Program.

Registration is closed.


There is no cost to register. You will receive log-in numbers 2 days before the webinar. Note that CME will NOT be offered for this webinar.