All posts by James Craner


Lithium: A Novel Occupational Hazard in Electric Vehicle Battery Production and Life Cycle (webinar August 1, 2018)

Please join my colleague Matthew Le, MPH, CIH, CSP, Senior Manager of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health at Tesla, Inc. and I for this free educational webinar on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 @ 10:30-11:30 am PST. Sponsored by University of California, Berkeley-Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Click here to register.


Dr. Craner presents unique hearing loss prevention tool to OSHA

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 the webOSCAR Noise Safety Challenge submission.

Assistant Secretary of Labor, Dr. David Michaels, opened the conference by emphasizing the need for agile, innovative solutions to reduce occupational hearing loss, an important but under-appreciated problem which the OSHA Noise Standard does not effectively prevent. Dr. Craner uniquely addressed how webOSCAR’s new dBw technology solves companies’ need for “Effective Compliance” by automatically analyzing their audiometric data to identify early audiometric changes BEFORE permanent hearing loss occurs, and to measure the effectiveness of their hearing conservation programs–a need that audiologists have been trying to figure out for decades.