WEBINAR – Interrupting the Pathways to Infection: Hazard Evaluation and Control in the Workplace

Health and safety professionals evaluate workplace hazards and apply the principles of the “Hierarchy of Controls” to reduce the risk of exposure to those hazards. The “Hierarchy of Controls” includes using hazard elimination, administrative and work practices, and personal protective equipment to reduce risk.

While evaluating and controlling the risk of exposure to COVID-19 may seem vastly different from safety, ergonomic, and chemical hazards, these same principles can be applied to evaluating and reducing the risk presented by this virus. Sticking with the science, we can apply the “Hierarchy of Controls” to interrupt the pathway of virus transmission. This webinar will begin with information on the virus and the principles of virus transmission. This will be followed by providing science-based, practical examples of reducing exposure in the workplace.

About the Presenter:

Sharon Bessa, RN, CIH
Sharon brings more than 30 years of experience in the fields of industrial hygiene and healthcare to guide her clients in recognizing and controlling workplace hazards. Having worked as a registered nurse in various healthcare and industrial settings, and as an Industrial Hygienist with the Wisconsin OSHA Consultation Program, she solves complex challenges by melding science with a rare understanding of the human factors crucial to the success of any project. Sharon’s knowledge of health effects and symptoms is critical to determining whether worker symptoms are job-related.

Sharon founded Bessa Workplace Health & Safety in 1985, and has since provided prevention, training, evaluation and control programs in Industrial Hygiene, Safety, Indoor Air Quality, Biosafety, Ergonomics and more. She is a sought-after speaker and trainer, known for her ability to supplement textbook training with real-world knowledge. Sharon also delivers testimony as an expert witness in workplace-related litigation, and provides pre-purchase assessments for companies seeking to manage the potential health and safety costs associated with acquiring new properties.

Sharon is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is President and Board member of the Wisconsin Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

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GLGA’s Interrupting the Pathways to Infection webinar is one of the best I have participated since the outbreak of COVID-19. The information about what chemicals to use, the best approach to stopping the virus, and common-sense suggestions were all spot on. We are now having our maintenance department and supervisors watch it to help educate them as well. Thank you for a great webinar. It was truly worth my time to participate.

Jill Rucker
Employee Assistance Manager
H.S. Crocker

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