Next Event: March 23, 2021 - 1:00 to ~ 3:00 PM
Speaker - Session 1:
Gary A. Morris, PhD, CSP (First Author) is an Associate Professor (Tenured) in the Department of Occupational Safety & Health at Murray State University. He retired as an Industrial Hygiene Officer in 2012 after serving 20 years in the United States Navy. He earned his doctorate from Old Dominion University in 2003 and is a Professional Member of ASSP.
Speaker - Session 2:
Olivia Messina Leleck, MPH, CPH is a Senior Associate Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk in the Pittsburgh, PA office. She received a BS in Psychology with a minor in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University, and worked as a health policy consultant for federal clients following graduation. Ms. Leleck also obtained a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. She gained experience in both academic and applied public health research during her time at the University of Pittsburgh, primarily focusing on infectious disease epidemiology, outbreak investigation, and infection prevention and control. Since joining Cardno ChemRisk, Ms. Leleck has used epidemiological methods to evaluate and summarize health effects from behavioral and environmental exposures, such as wildfire smoke, plastic piping, Legionella, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). She has also assisted clients with COVID-19 support, including review and development of various response guidelines and return to normal business operations procedures. Additionally, Ms. Leleck has conducted complex analyses of epidemiological data using SAS, and assisted clients with development, implementation, and analysis of behavioral survey data.
Session 1: Pandemic/Infectious Disease Plan Specifically Designed for the OSH Manager
In the Spring of 2020, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipated a greater need for occupational safety and health technical assistance to combat COVID-19 as workplaces start to resume on-site operations. NIOSH anticipates that the need for technical assistance will affect the entire United States, last for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and exceed current NIOSH capacity.
OSH professionals need assistance on how best to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact on workplaces. This brief will discuss the current plans and resources that will be available to OSH professionals, specifically pandemic/infectious disease workplace plans.
Session 2: COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety, Goals, and Strategies
This discussion will focus on on COVID-19 vaccine development, efficacy, and goals. The presentation will also cover actions that employers can take to promote worker health and business continuity by developing a vaccination strategy tailored to their operations and needs.
Online Registration is required.
$25 Pittsburgh AIHA Member
Students are FREE (no payment req.)
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