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  • Occupational Illness in Michigan Online Resources

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    MSU’s College of Human Medicine and the Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine provide online annual reports on occupational disease, silicosis, work-related asthma, noise induced hearing loss, and blood lead levels. The website also provides online newsletters on various occupational diseases; an instructor’s manual and a user’s manual on Abrasive Blasting: Preventing Silicosis; Project SENSOR (Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks), a federally-funded grant to assist the state in conducting patient and workplace follow-up based on approximately 20,000 occupational disease reports received each year at the MDCIS; the ABLES program, a surveillance system for identifying and preventing cases of elevated blood lead levels among U.S. adults; links to other occupational and environmental medicine websites; and an online form for reporting of known or suspected occupational diseases.

  • Physician Immunization Tools and Training

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    MSU Extension, 240 Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

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    Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Department of Community Health have joined together to develop tools and training to help raise Michigan's immunization rate and promote better health among all citizens. The Physician Peer Education Project on Immunization (PPEPI) has been vital to the education of members of the medical field. The PPEPI program travels throughout the state of Michigan giving immunization updates to practicing physicians and their staff at Grand Rounds, conferences, and medical staff meetings. Lectures include various topics like Pediatric Immunizations, Adolescent Immunizations, Adult Immunizations, Vaccines for Women’s Health, Influenza Vaccine, Family Medicine Immunization Update, Immunizations for Health Care Personnel, and Varicella (chicken pox) Vaccine.

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