Occ-COVID-Science, Solutions & Success Stories

Wed, 08 Jul 2020

Occ-COVID - Science, Solutions & Success Stories 

Update: Q&A from past sessions (Session 1: Covid-19 Transmission: Taking Stock of the Science + Session 2: Solutions: The Hierarchy of Prevention/Control Banding) available here:

Videos from past sessions linked below.


Part 2 : Success Stories / Innovations - Date TBD

Call for Submissions 

We are looking for Success Stories / Innovations from you for the following Sectors:

  • Healthcare / Dental
  • Transport
  • Construction
  • Food Chain: Agriculture/ Food Processing /Point of Sale 
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail 
  • Mining 
  • and any others 

Please email submissions to koconnell@ohcow.on.ca


Past Sessions:

Part 1: Science & Solutions

Session 1: Covid-19 Transmission: Taking Stock of the Science 

UPDATE: Video now available here.

Date: July 7th

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

Moderated by Dr. Raymond Tellier- https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/raymond-tellier


Session 2: Solutions: The Hierarchy of Prevention/Control Banding

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

UPDATE: Video now available here.

July 8th 12:30 -2pm

Moderated by Dr. Kevin Hedges, OHCOW Hygienist.

The role of infectious dose and the hierarchy of prevention (controls) for COVID-19

International experts in infection control, occupational hygiene, and respiratory protection will discuss up to science, controls and methodology related to exposure to coronavirus and prevention of COVID-19. This session will build on the science delivered in session 1, and provide advice on the importance of the hierarchy of controls (HOC) which includes ventilation as a higher order control along with appropriate and effective personal protective equipment (PPE).

  1. Dr. Lisa Brosseau, ScD, CIH – The Role of Infectious Dose in Identifying and Managing COVID-19 Risks (15 mins).
  2. Deborah Gold MPH, CIH - Experience with Cal/OSHA's Aerosol Transmissible Disease Standard (15 mins).
  3. Prof. John Cherrie - Ventilated headboards and the need for novel controls for SARS-CoV-2 (15 mins).
  4. Dr. Simon Smith – Selecting effective respiratory protective equipment (RPE) for SARS-CoV-2 (15 mins).
  5. Q&A (30 mins). 


COVID-19 Applying the Hierarchy of Control to a Point of Care Risk Assessment for the protection of Health Care Workers



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