Mindfulness: Promoting Health and Safety by Being in the Moment, a COEH webinar

Ever wondered what mindfulness has to do with health and safety? Want to learn how mindfulness can be used to create healthier, safer workplaces? If so, then this webinar might be of interest to you.

Mindfulness (a state of being present with focused attention) has moved into the mainstream over the past decade. According to the APA, researchers have found that practicing mindfulness has many benefits such as reducing stress, improving memory, and increasing the ability to focus.

Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz will cover an overview of UC Mindful Health & Safety, which offers a new, complementary paradigm to create healthier, safer workplaces. In this webinar, you will experience a brief mindfulness exercise and hear preliminary results from a pilot study conducted with nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center. The presentation will include a bit of time for your questions and feedback.

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 10:30-11:30am PT
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz
Host: COEH Contining Education webinar series
cost: Free

Dr. Jessica Drew de Paz is a clinical psychologist. She has 20 years of experience within the University of California system, where she has overseen health and safety training. Currently, Jessica serves on the UC Risk & Safety Training team, and leads the UC ìMindful Health & Safety Center.


On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:

* Explain how distraction/inattentiveness are associated root causes of injuries
* Engage in a mindfulness exercise
* Summarize research studies pertaining to mindfulness
* Share an overview of the ìUC Mindful Health & Safety research

Continuing education credits may be available for $30 for industrial hygienists and nurses.