Health Care Providers
Free Online CME Credits on Worker & Environmental Health
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has developed four free online training courses offered through UC Davis Health System and CME California.
Medical care providers receive up to 1.0 hour of Category One credit for each course from UC Davis Health System, Office of Continuing Medical Education.
For Certified Industrial Hygienists, follow the requirements of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene for claiming certification maintenance credit following course completion.
What Conditions are Health Care Providers Required to Report?
Specified conditions are as follows:
- Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Occupational asthma
- Occupational burn hospitalization
- Occupational injury death
- Occupational pesticide poisoning
- Occupational traumatic amputation
- Other illnesses or injuries related to occupational exposure
To Report an Occupational Injury or Illness
- Cases should be reported within 24 hours
- Download and complete New Mexico Occupational Health Reporting Form and fax to:
New Mexico Occupational Health Registry at (505) 841-5895
Or mail form to:
New Mexico Department of Health/ EHEB
c/o New Mexico Occupational Health Registry
5301 Central Ave. NE, Suite 900
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Regulations and Information
- Frequently Asked Questions for Occupational Notifiable Conditions Reporting
- New Mexico Administrative Code - Occupational Health
- Reporting Pesticide Illness and Injury of Workers
- Letter to Health Care Providers, May 2012
About Lead Poisoning and Adults
In New Mexico, industries where lead exposure is common include public safety, radiator repair, mining and construction. However, non-occupational sources of lead exposure are also common in adults and include (but are not limited to) firearm hobbies, retained bullets, and the use of herbal remedies.
Adults should have a blood lead level test if:
- Their employment exposes them to lead
- They are self-employed or work in small businesses
- They routinely use leaded products in their hobby
- Source: Kosnett, Wedeen, Rothenburg et al. Recommendations for Medical Management of Adult Lead Exposure. Environ Health Perspect 115:463–471 (2007).
New Clinicians webpage provides resource for healthcare professionals
OSHA has launched a new webpage directed specifically to clinicians. Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners,
physician assistants, paramedics and other health care professionals often encounter work-related health and safety issues
as they care for their patients.
The Clinicians’ webpage provides information, resources and links to help clinicians navigate OSHA's website and provide
care for workers. Topics on the webpage include evaluating occupational exposures, OSHA requirements for recordkeeping
and medical records, and setting up a safe outpatient office. http://www.osha.gov/dts/oom/clinicians/index.html