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Protecting workers in the pandemic: What needs to be done about airborne transmission and why?
Presented by:
Dorothy Wigmore (First MFL OHC occupational hygienist, now working out of Kitchener, Ontario)
Laurence Svirchev (Occupational hygienist, former WorkSafeBC officer)
Marianne Levitsky (Senior Occupational Hygiene Associate, ECOH Management Inc.; Board Member, Workplace Health Without Borders)
Simon Smith (Retired Senior Specialist in respiratory protection with 3M Canada, Committee roles with Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Organization for Standardization)
Stéphane Bilodeau (Ventilation engineer, Zero COVID Canada)

Members of the Canadian Aerosol Transmission Coalition will talk about their activities, recommendations and accomplishments designed to truly protect workers in the current pandemic. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing with them skills and experiences related to occupational health principles and practices, microbiology and infectious diseases, medicine, ventilation, respirators, cleaning/disinfecting products and using the law.

Several Coalition members will focus on the protections that all workers need, and why, including a new classroom ventilation calculator. There will be lots of opportunities for discussion about how to deal with practical situations that participants face and how Coalition goals can be supported in Manitoba.

Dec 14, 2021 09:30 AM in Winnipeg

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