The webinar is designed for professionals that work in industrial hygiene, occupational health and infection prevention. It will address the gaps of knowledge of industrial hygienists and infection preventionists as it relates to ventilation, respirators, construction issues, occupational health and safety and business.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- The difference between a procedure mask and an N95 respirator as well emergency use of industrial grade respirators;
- The role of contact, droplet, and airborne transmission of COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC);
- The appropriate PPE for droplet and airborne precautions;
- Alternatives to respirators;
- The differences in the infection prevention approach for non-healthcare locations;
- Identifying locations within a hospital facility where COVID-19 exposure is most likely to occur;
- The six potential problems with rebalancing general ventilation to create negative pressure zones for use in place of AIIR.
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization serving professionals dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of environmental stressors in or arising from the workplace that may result in injury, illness, or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community. AIHA provides comprehensive education programs and other products and services that help its members maintain the highest professional standards.
More than half of AIHA's nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, and many hold other professional designations. AIHA serves as a resource for those employed in the industrial, consulting, academic, and government sectors.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is creating a safer world through the prevention of infection. APIC's nearly 16,000 members develop and direct infection prevention and control programs that save lives and improve the bottom line for healthcare facilities. APIC advances its mission through patient safety, education, implementation science, competencies and certification, advocacy, and data standardization. For more information visit apic.org.