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James Craner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACP practices Occupational and Environmental Medicine based in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada and northern California USA.

Dr. Craner specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases and injuries caused by exposure to hazardous chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace and residential environments.

Dr. Craner is also the founder and principal developer of webOSCAR™, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform designed specifically for employers to manage health and safety as an essential business process.

Updates

[August 1, 2018].  Dr. Craner and Matthew Le, MPH, CIH, CSP, Senior Manager Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health at Tesla, Inc. will co-present a continuing education webinar, Lithium: A Novel Occupational Hazard in Electric Vehicle Battery Production and Life Cycle for the University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH).  The webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges for leaders in the EV battery industry  to develop and implement Medical Surveillance, Industrial Hygiene, and Product Stewardship Best Practices.

[June 29,2018].  Dr. Craner and his industrial hygiene and OSHA compliance colleagues will present a symposium for his Reno-area commercial assay laboratory clients on Implementation of the New OSHA Silica Standard for General Industry.  The roundtable discussion will address new medical surveillance, exposure monitoring, and other challenging compliance requirements of the newest OSHA health standard.

November 2017.  Dr. Craner introduced Rich Meier for his continuing education webinar, Chemical Process Safety: The Pyramid Approach to Implementation, for the University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) on Nov. 1, 2017.  Mr. Meier shared his extensive expertise in how to develop a comprehensive PSM program gleaned from his 33 year career as Nevada OSHA’s ‘go-to’ expert for major chemical accident and occupational disease investigations.

June 2017.  Dr. Craner presented a continuing education webinar, Prevention of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, for the University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) on June 7, 2017. The presentation examined the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs and interventions, limitations of regulatory compliance for noise, and Best Practices for hearing loss prevention.

October 2016.  Dr. Craner presented “Audiometric Data Analytic Methods and Tools” as one of the 10 finalists in the US Department of Labor’s “Hear and Now” Noise Safety Challenge event in Washington, DC on October 27, 2016. Read about it on NIOSH’s Science Blog: Hear and Now Noise Safety Challenge Winners (December 19, 2016).  For additional details about the need for this technology, see webOSCAR Noise Safety Challenge submission.