OCC-COVID WEBINAR SERIES

Science, Solutions and Success Stories

An ongoing series of webinars that present the current COVID situation
and provide guidance and direction for dealing with it in our workplaces and public settings.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

We have several new session coming up later in March and early April.
Plan to join us as we learn together how to navigate and work safely through the COVID pandemic.

Topics, dates and times will be announced shortly…

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Earth Day Reflections to Inform Prevention

This webinar is now complete. Any resources (videos, slides, etc.) will be available in the near future under Previous Sessions below.

Frontline Mental Health Stressors and Strategies for Workplaces

This webinar is now complete. Any resources (videos, slides, etc.) will be available in the near future under Previous Sessions below.

Understanding Long-term Risk and Managing Uncertainty

This webinar is now complete. Any resources (videos, slides, etc.) will be available in the near future under Previous Sessions below.

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  • Worker Rights

How to Improve Ventilation in Your Workplace

March 25, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

Core Principles: Regional Risk, Ventilation and Masking as a Life Skill

March 25, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

COVID-19 and Societal Inequities: A Look at the Impact on the Mental Health of Healthworkers

April 5, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Birgit Umaigba, ICU RN and Clinical Practice Instructor at Centennial College

What the Evidence Suggests is Occuring for the Impact of COVID on Mental Health

April 5, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Tyler Black, MD, Emergency Psychiatrist and Suicidologist

Educators’ Experiences During the Pandemic: Impacts of Psychosocial Hazards and Exercising Their Rights

April 5, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Tracie Edward, Hon.B.Sc., B.Ed., Health and Safety Coordinator at the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario and OHCOW Board member

Healthcare Implications Now and in the Future

April 22, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Victor Leung, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Trust and the Noise of Misinformation

April 22, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Colin Furness, Faculty of Information and DLSPH, University of Toronto

COVID-19: A Lesson on Environmental Justice

April 22, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Jane McArthur, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)

*EARTH DAY REFLECTIONS TO INFORM PREVENTION

April 22, 2022

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Dr. Jane McArthur, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE)
Dr. Colin Furness, Faculty of Information and DLSPH, University of Toronto
Dr. Victor Leung, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

OHCOW “Expert” Panel: Pandemic Year 3, Review and Recalibrate

March 25, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Pravesh Jugnanden
John Oudyk
Dr. Kevin Hedges

*UNDERSTANDING LONG-TERM RISK and MANAGING UNCERTAINTY

March 25, 2022

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Highlighting the importance now of understanding the short, medium and long term risks of Sars CoV-2 infection, and considering the implications for workplace health and safety policy and practices.

Managing Uncertainty: Valuable Lessons on Post-Acute Infection

March 25, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Emergency Physician in Toronto, co-founder of conquercovid19, masks4canada

Reality Check: Excess and “Missing” Deaths, and Their Implications for Prevention

March 25, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Tara Moriarty, Department of Dentistry, University of Toronto

FRONTLINE MENTAL HEALTH, STRESSORS and STRATEGIES for WORKPLACES

April 5, 2022

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Highlighting the current evidence around the effects of COVID on mental health, with shared experience from the front lines, including education and nursing voices.

*REALITY CHECK, MODELLING & SURVEILLANCE TO GUIDE FUTURE RESPONSE

March 4, 2022

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Monitoring exposure to SARS-CoV-2 is another tool in the tool box that can the assess the effectiveness of interventions in the workplace, including improved ventilation

Reality Check: Modelling with Shifting Data

March 4, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz, Ph.D, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

*OCC-COVID: A BETTER WAY FORWARD

January 14, 2022

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Sharing lessons and direction for a new year to keep workers and workplaces safe for all

Protecting our Province (and Country) – Lessons From the Frontline

January 14, 2022

[WEBINAR RECORDED]
Dr. Joe Vipond, ER Physician, Calgary and PoPAb founder

Commit to C.A.R.E.: AIHA and IBEC’s Journey to Create Awareness about COVID-19 and the Built Space

January 14, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Kenneth Martinez, CIH, Chief Science Officer, Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC)
Susan Marchese, CAE, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications, AIHA

Pandemic Equity Lessons for Occupational Health and Safety

January 14, 2022

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Andréane Chénier, CUPE National Health and Safety Representative and OHCOW Sudbury LAC Chair

*CAN WE MAKE 2022 TRULY HAPPY, HEALTHY and NEW?

December 17, 2021

A Part of the 2021 OCC-COVID Webinar Series

A new year, a new variant and hopefully, a new opportunity to eliminate a virus that is still wreaking havoc in workplaces around the world.

Santé: The Critical New Year’s Wish?

December 17, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
René LeBlanc, Occupational Hygienist, GHD Consulting

Omicron and Beyond – Understanding What We’re Up Against to Inform a Way Forward

December 17, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Raymond Tellier, Medical Microbiologist, McGill University

Failure Analysis: Engineering Perspectives on Pandemic Response

December 17, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Matt Oliver, Professional Engineer, Alberta Association of Professional Engineers

Free Rapid Antigen Tests (and why it matters)

December 17, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Dalia Hasan, Physician, COVID Test Finders

Reflections, Forecasts, and Finding Points of Influence

December 17, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr Ashleigh Tuite, Epidemiologist, DLSPH, University of Toronto

Deploying the Anti-Airborne Engineering Controls of Ventilation, Filtration and UVGI

December 10, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
David Elfstrom, Professional Engineer

Tools in the Toolbox: CO2 Monitoring and Risk Calculators

December 10, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Kevin Hedges, Occupational Hygienist, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Masks Matter More Than Ever: Finding the Perfect Fit

[WEBINAR]
December 10, 2021

Dr. Jennifer McDonald, Physiatrist

Tracking the Storm – Current Numbers and What They Tell Us

December 10, 2021

Ryan Imgrund, Biostatistician

*SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR A COVID-SAFE SEASON

December 10, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series
Winter is upon us, cases are rising, a new variant has arrived. Control measures are more critical than ever. Let’s review what we can do!

Airborne Transmission of Respiratory Viruses and Implications for Workplaces

[WEBINAR]
October 1, 2021

Dr. Jose-Luis Jimenez, University of Colorado

Data is the Key to Workplace (and Community) Prevention – COVID as a Case Study

[WEBINAR]
October 1, 2021

Dr. Peter Smith, Institute for Work and Health

Joint Problem Solving: World Health Network, A Global Vision for Disease Prevention

[WEBINAR]
October 1, 2021

Dr. Yaneer Bar Yam, New England Complex Systems Institute

Control and Protection: Optimizing Mask / Respirator Use For All Ages

[SLIDES]
September 24, 2021

Danielle Cane, Masks4Canada

Ergonomic Basics for Kids at Home and School

[WEBINAR]
September 24, 2021

Melissa Statham and Andrew Flanagan, Ergonomists, Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers (OHCOW)

Delta and School Reopening: How to Ensure Good Ventilation / Filtration

[SLIDES]
September 24, 2021

Dr. Jim Rosenthal, Tex-Air Filters

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and Other Practical Solutions

[SLIDES]
September 10, 2021

Dr. Krystal Pollitt, Ph.D., P.Eng., Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health

One More Tool: Workplace COVID Testing Basics, Value, Limitations and Logistics

[SLIDES]
September 10, 2021

Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, Workplace Health Without Borders and ECOH

Delta is Different: Data and Modelling Implications for Canada this Fall

[SLIDES]
September 10, 2021

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz, Ph.D, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

*DELTA IS DIFFERENT: PREVENT TRANSMISSION TODAY

September 10, 2021

[WEBINAR EVENT]
Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Current (and Ever-Changing) COVID-19 Myths, Roadblocks, Solutions

August 20, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. David Fisman, MD, MPH FRCP(C), Professor, Epidemiology, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Lead

Perspectives from Québec

August 20, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Naktaria Nicolakakis, Specialized Scientific Advisor, Institut national de sante publique du Quebec

Public Health and OHS: An Opportunity for Synergy? Learnings from COVID

[WEBINAR]
August 20, 2021

Dr. Ray Copes, formerly Chief Environmental and Occupational Health, Public Health Ontario

Vaccines and Vaccination – Why It Matters For Our Workplaces, Families and Communities

July 21, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Raymond Tellier, Microbiologist

Canada – Lessons from the Past and the Importance of an Elimination Strategy

June 18, 2021

[SLIDES]
Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada
Vivian Danping Sheng, B. Med; American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); Dipl. OHS, BC Institute of Technology

Lessons from Australia

Kate Cole, President elect of AIOH
Kevin Hedges, former President and board member of Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB)

US OSHA Update plus Building Programs to Protect Workers

June 18, 2021

[SLIDES]
Jonathan Rosen, MS. CIH, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training

Recognizing the Occupational Health Role in Prevention and Ideas for a Canadian National Standard on Airborne Precautions

[SLIDES]
June 18, 2021

Marc-Andre Lavoie, ROH (Former President and board member Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists CRBOH)

*LEARNING FROM OUR PEERS: COVID-19 PREVENTION APPROACHES and PROTECTION FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS COAST-TO-COAST and AROUND THE WORLD

June 18, 2021

[SLIDES]
Laurence Svirchev, CIH, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), International Affairs Committee, Ambassador to China, British Columbia (BC), Canada
Vivian Danping Sheng, B. Med; American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA); Dipl. OHS, BC Institute of Technology

Food for Thought: Essential Workers at Highest Risk

April 23, 2021

Tim Deelstra, Engagement and Media Relations Strategist, United Food and Commercial Workers Canada

The Ontario Education Sector Pandemic Response Receives a Failing Grade: Lessons in Workplace Transmission

[SLIDES]
April 23, 2021

Tracie Edward, Health and Safety Coordinator, Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario

Counting Counts: The Drive to Mark Losses and Find Lessons

[SLIDES]
April 23, 2021

Natalie Mehra, Executive Director, Ontario Health Coalition

Workplaces and COVID-19 – On the Horizon Research and Standards

April 9, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Victoria Arrandale, University of Toronto, CSA Research Paper Author.

Canada’s Pandemic Response Products: Towards a Self-Sufficient and Sustainable Ecosystem

[WEBINAR]
April 9, 2021

Rebecca Hancock-Howard, University of Toronto

SARS and COVID-19- Response and Learnings

April 9, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

*A YEAR IN REVIEW – LOOKING BACK and MOVING FORWARD

April 9, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Comparing and contrasting SARS and COVID-19 response and applying learnings to our current situation and future pandemic preparedness.

*A YEAR IN REVIEW: MARKING LOSSES and FINDING LESSONS

April 23, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

A COVID frame on the National Day of Mourning for Injured and Killed Workers, marking lives lost, health impacted, and strategies to improve.

The Frontline Perspective – US and Canada – Myths, Roadblocks and Solutions

[WEBINAR]

March 26, 2021

Mark Catlin, Industrial Hygiene consultant and retired Workplace Health and Safety Director for the Service Employees International Union, (SEIU)
Paul Sylvestre – Health and Safety Representative , CUPE National

Feasibility, Research, and Implementation Guidance

[WEBINAR]
March 26, 2021

Margaret Sietsema, University of Illinois at Chicago

Elastomeric Respirators 101

March 26, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Todd Irick, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

*A YEAR IN REVIEW: ELASTOMERIC RESPIRATORS – BEYOND THE MASK

March 26, 2021

Part of the Occ-COVID Webinar Series

Continuing from our March 5 Session -Face Coverings & Respirators “Filling the Gap”, this sequel delves into guidance on Elastomeric Respirators and Programs in greater detail

Reflections on My First-Hand Pandemic Experience as an ICU Physician and Pulmonologist

March 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Obed T. Adarkwah, ICU Physician

Variants of Concern (VOC) – Vaccines

March 19, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Fatima Tokhmafshan, Geneticist and Researcher

Vaccines and Vaccination – Point of Care / Rapid Testing

March 19, 2021

Dr. Leon Genesove, Occupational Medicine Physician

*A YEAR IN REVIEW: UPDATES FROM THE MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE

March 19, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Providing updated information and answering some of your questions on the fast-changing COVID-19 virus and its ever-evolving medical science, including variants, vaccines, rapid testing and more.

Success Story: Putting Knowledge Into Action to Get Air-Purifiers in Schools

March 12, 2021

Dr. Sarah Addleman, Aerosol Transmission Coalition

More Important than Ever: Air Treatment in the Age of COVID-19

March 12, 2021

Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, University of Toronto

Face Coverings and Respirators – Filling the Gap

March 5, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Simon Smith

Respirators in the Pandemic

March 5, 2021

Stacy Richardson, Senior Health & Safety Application Professional, 3M

Personal Protective Equipment – Health Canada and NRC

March 5, 2021

Amanda Jones, Senior Scientific Evaluator, Health Canada and Maria Negulescu, P.Eng. Industrial Technology Advisor, National Research Council Canada

Face Coverings, Surgical Masks, Respirators

March 5, 2021

Lisa Brosseau, Industrial Hygienist, Speaker, Award-winning professor, researcher, writer and educator

*A YEAR IN REVIEW: FACE COVERING AND RESPIRATORS – FILLING THE GAP

March 5, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Addressing the confusion around face coverings, masks, and respirators.

Where We’re At? and Q & A

January 29, 2021

Kevin Hedges, OHCOW

Engineering Solutions – Focus on Ventilation

January 29, 2021

Stéphane Bilodeau, Engineer, PhD

Infection Control – Air Cleaning and Filtration in the Age of COVID-19

January 29, 2021

Prof. Jeffrey Siegel, University of Toronto

*“AIR” ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION

January 29, 2021

[RECORDED WEBINAR]

Recognition of workplace and airborne transmission is rising, plus there is a new variant on the horizon with disturbing implications.

*EFFECTIVE PPE AS A CONTROL: RESPIRATORY PROTECTION DURING COVID WINTER

December 11, 2020

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Understand the difference, see the impact of making the wrong choice, and learn how judicious use is making a difference in Covid prevention

Respirator Program Considerations for Non-Healthcare Workplaces Evaluating the Need and Implementation Guidance for COVID-19

December 11, 2020

Kevin Hedges, OHCOW (obo Dr. Margaret Sietsema, University of Illinois)

Canadian Lessons from SARS 1 and Now 2

December 11, 2020

Alec Farquhar (Mario Possamai)

*SCIENCE, SOLUTIONS and STRATEGIES FOR ACTION

November 27, 2020

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Transmission Reduction, Ventilation Optimization & Knowledge Activation for Effective Workplace Prevention

Writing the Workers Back In: Sparking Knowledge Activism to fight COVID-19

November 27, 2020

OFL Section 21 Health Care Committee Members

Addressing Airborne Transmission by Doing Something about Ventilation

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
November 27, 2020

John Oudyk, Occupational Hygienist, OHCOW

*SOLUTIONS: THE HIERARCHY OF PREVENTION / CONTROL BANDING

July 8, 2021

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

The Role of Infectious Dose and the Hierarchy of Prevention (Controls) for COVID-19

Experience with Cal / OSHA’s Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard

July 8, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Deborah Gold, MPH, CIH

The Role of Infectious Dose in Identifying and Managing COVID-19 Risks

July 8, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Dr. Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH

COVID-19 TRANSMISSION: TAKING STOCK OF THE SCIENCE

July 7, 2020

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series
Three world-renowned experts will address key aspects of what is known about the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 and how to counter it

Understanding and Controling SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

[PRESENTATION]
July 7, 2020

Donald Milton, MD, DrPH, Professor, Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

SARS-CoV-2 in Droplets and Aerosols

[PRESENTATION]
July 7, 2020

Dr. Linsey Marr, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

*APPLYING HIERARCHY OF CONTROLS FOR POINT-OF-CARE RISK ASSESSMENT FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

June 26, 2020

Part of the OCC-COVID Webinar Series

Providing the most up-to-date science, strategies and recommendations to provide a point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) for healthcare workers

Applying the Hierarchy of Control

June 26, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Neil McDermott, PSHSA

Point of Care Risk Assessment (PCRA) for Health Care Workers

June 26, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Sandi Jones, SEIU Health Care

Hierarchy of Prevention (Control Banding) for COVID-19

June 26, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
Kevin Hedges, OHCOW

Feedback from Healthcare Workers Survey

June 26, 2020

[RECORDED WEBINAR]
John Oudyk, OHCOW