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Managing COVID-19 Risk During Flu Season
October 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
The global pandemic has had a considerable impact on our organizations and exposed significant vulnerabilities in workplace safety, risk management, business continuity, supply chain, and legal liabilities, etc. Although many organizations are still wrestling with these challenges, the forthcoming flu season and ongoing natural disasters will further complicate our pandemic risk mitigation efforts. This webinar will focus on current best practices for managing risk and ongoing considerations for organizations as they move through the various stages of re-opening during these challenging times with a focus on the following:
- Strategies for tracking and managing pandemic-specific regulations and requirements issued by public health agencies, regulatory agencies, and governments at the local, national, and global levels
- Best practices for risk assessments for initial re-entry, business ramp-up, and higher risk activities
- Examples of how other organizations are managing notable COVID-19 challenges including health screening, contact tracing, ventilation, and emergency preparedness
- What your organization should know and consider as we enter the flu season and the role of business when COVID-19 vaccines become available
Our featured speakers will bring their diverse experience and perspectives with managing pandemic risk in relation to their professional backgrounds in industrial hygiene, health and safety compliance, emergency management, business continuity and resilience planning, and occupational medicine.
David Bernstein, MPA, CBCP, CEM, CHEP, CHPCP, Senior Consultant
Mr. Bernstein has over 10 years of experience in emergency response, emergency management, and business continuity and resilience planning. He has overseen planning and response initiatives spanning individual hospitals to multi-facility health networks. Mr. Bernstein has also acted as a strategic advisor on multi-agency initiatives at the local and regional level, including coalitions and consortiums ranging in size and scope. His expertise includes the development and implementation of emergency drills and exercises, training, Incident Command, and regulatory compliance for Emergency Management in the healthcare sector. Mr. Bernstein has been supporting organizations with managing pandemic risk related to health and safety compliance, emergency management, and business continuity and resilience planning.
Jennifer M.T. Hsu, MPH, CSP, Consultant, EH3S Consulting Services
Ms. Hsu has over 12 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field developing and managing corporate and local EHS programs. She is passionate in cultivating positive safety cultures while serving as a collaborative and strategic business partner with all levels of an organization to promote employee engagement and the management, mitigation and reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses. She possesses expert-level knowledge developing and managing legal and best practices for workplace EHS programs. Her expertise includes industrial hygiene, hazard communication, training, and ergonomic program development and management in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector. Ms. Hsu has been supporting organizations with managing pandemic risk in relation to industrial hygiene and health and safety compliance.
Kerri Green, Principal Consultant, BSI EHS Services and Solutions
Ms. Greene has thirty years of experience as an air quality regulator and environment, health and safety consultant. Ms. Greene provides management consulting in safety, risk management, and loss control activities with subject matter expertise in air quality compliance, creating and delivering training, and implementing technology for emergency communications, and incident reporting. Ms. Greene’s recent COVID-19 related activities include creating new job hazard analyses and protocols, organizing respiratory protection compliance for a widening group of affected users, creating organizational exposure and safety guidelines, and conducting industrial hygiene surveys for facility reopening activities.