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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, residential, and other environments.  Dr. Craner’s Chemical Health and Safety consulting team also includes a certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and a former senior OSHA health and safety officer.

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

Fall 2017.  Webinar for mining companies and commercial assay laboratories on strategies for implementation of the new OSHA Silica Standard for General Industry (effective June, 2018).  Stay tuned for date, time and agenda details.

June 2017.  Dr. Craner will present 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 at 10:30-11:30 am PST. The presentation examines the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs and interventions, regulatory compliance reporting, and best practices for hearing loss prevention.

February 2017.  Dr. Craner’s patient care/consultation office in Reno has moved to a new address. See Contact page for details.

October 2016.  Dr. Craner presented webOSCAR’s “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.

October 2016.  Dr. Craner presented, “Critical Review of Cyanide Antidotes for Industry Best Practices” before the International Council of Mining & Minerals. The presentation was based on Dr. Craner’s original research and Best Practices standard for Cyanide Emergency Response developed for a major international gold mining company.

Textbook chapters:

  • Current Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 5th Edition (LaDou & Harrison, Editors; McGraw Hill Education, 2014)
    Medical Surveillance chapter thumbnailWorkers' Compensation chapter thumbnail
    Medical Surveillance chapter Workers’ Compensation chapter