Occupational COVID-19 Exposure: Risks and Mitigation

Occupational COVID-19 Exposure: Risks and Mitigation

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This session will discuss the epidemiology, transmissibility, and transmission control of SARS-Cov-2/Covid19. We will address the increased risk of infection among healthcare workers and other essential workers. Topics include the global epidemiology, updates on aerosol transmission, results from a large study of SARS-Cov-2 occupational exposures, current understanding of effective infection control interventions, and control strategies a low- and middle-income settings. At the end of the session the learner should be empowered to develop local strategies to decrease SARS-CoV-2 in workplaces. 

CME credits and/or Certificates of Completion are not provided for this session.

1- Educate the audience about the epidemiology and particle biology of airborne illness such as COVID-19

2- Present data describing the prevalence and risk of SARS-COV-2 transmission in the occupational setting from a large occupational cohort to help implementation strategies decrease occupational spread of SARS-CoV-2

3- Translate lessons learned about containment of aerosolized infection to prevent occupational transmission of SARS-CoV-2

Charles Feldman, MD, PhD, DSc, ATSF: The Global Epidemiology of COVID-19

Kevin P. Fennelly, MD, MPH, ATSF: Particle Sizes of Infectious Aerosols: Implications for Preventing Transmission

Reynold A. Panettieri, MD: Lessons Learned from a Large, Prospective COVID-19 Occupational Exposure Cohort

Shelly L. Miller, PhD: Engineering Controls to Prevent Occupational Exposure

Mara Rubia André Alves De Lima, MD, PhD, Msci: Outreach for COVID-19 Infection in Low-Resource Settings

Sean O'Leary, MD: Occupational Exposures to COVID 19 in Schools: What Is Safe?

Rafael E. De La Hoz, MD, MPH, MSc, ATSF, FACP, FCCP: Wrap Up/Panel Discussion

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