Airborne Transmission Risk and Control
OHCOW has been translating and activating knowledge throughout its history. During COVID-19 this has included gathering evidence and multi-faceted messaging on Airborne Transmission Risk and Control.
Key science summaries and related presentations can be found at Response to Downgrade of PPE Precautions for COVID-19.
New: Portable Air Cleaners Factsheet, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Several sessions of our Occ-Covid Webinar Series on the topic have been presented, included:
- Addressing Airborne Transmission by Doing Something about Ventilation, John Oudyk, OHCOW
- The Role of Infectious Dose in Identifying and Managing COVID-19 Risks, Dr. Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH
- Selecting effective respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for SARS-CoV-2, Dr. Simon Smith
- SARS-CoV-2 in Droplets and Aerosols, Dr. Linsey Marr
- Understanding and Controlling SARS-CoV2 Transmission, Dr. Donald Milton
- Applying Hierachy of Controls for Point of Care Risk Assessment for Healthcare Workers, Kevin Hedges, OHCOW; Neil McDermott, PSHSA; Sandi Jones, SEIU Health Care
Doing Something About Ventilation
Slides from this presentation available here.
Related Tools & Resources:
Trusted Sources & External Milestones
February 12, 2021 - Let’s unmask the confusion about masks podcast by Dr. Jennifer McDonald, Ottawa physician and Aerosol Transmission Open Letter author
January 12, 2021 - Public Health Agency of Canada, Guidance on indoor ventilation during the pandemic
January 4, 2021 - Open Letter, Time for government to take aerosol transmission of COVID-19 seriously
December 30, 2020 - Public Health Agency of Canada, Evidence Brief on SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol Transmission.
November 4, 2020 - After months of lobbying Canada’s Public Health Guidelines are finally updated to include Aerosol Transmission and Control, now we need to Recognize, Assess, and Control the risk!
September 28, 2020 - Government of Canada, The Role of Bioaerosols and Indoor Ventilation in COVID-19 Transmission.
July 7, 2020 - Recent summary for the Public Health Agency of Canada acknowledges evidence for aerosol transmission: Evidence Brief on Aerodynamic Analysis and Aerosolization of SARS-CoV-2.
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Workplace Health Without Borders webinars hosted by OHCOW Hygienist, Dr. Kevin Hedges, in his role as International President.
COVID-19 Trajectory of a Pandemic, Laurence Svirchev, March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID) Respiratory Protection Resources and Updates on behalf of The International Society for Respiratory Protection (ISRP), Dr. Simon Smith, April 2020.
Respiratory Protection, Tony Havics, May 11 2020
Infectious Disease Control – Infection Control for OSH Professionals, Dr. Thomas Fuller, (US)
Infection Control for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Dr. Ajibike Oyewumi, (Nigeria)
Control Banding and COVID-19 Simplifying Risk Communication, Dr. Dave Zalk
Infectious dose can it inform COVID-19 decisions, Dr. Lisa Brosseau, June 2020, (US)
Why Should We Get Serious About Airborne COVID-19 Transmission In Schools? Dr. Lidia Morawska
Risk reduction strategies for re-opening schools, Dr. Joseph Allen, (US)