Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA Joins Industry Experts for Day-Long Virtual Summit With Focus On Protecting Vulnerable Workers From COVID-19

Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC), in partnership with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), have announced, Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Workers: Challenges, Solutions & Invisible Barriers, a C.L.E.A.N. virtual summit that will be hosted on January 25th, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST.

Funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), IBEC & AIHA have partnered to bring together industry leaders in safety and occupational health, including James Frederick, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety, and Health, as the event keynote speaker.

The Summit will assess current best practices, data-driven solutions, and innovative technologies that help people feel confident and safe gathering indoors while identifying remaining challenges felt around the globe as organizations work to reopen. Protecting workers from infectious diseases spread indoors like COVID-19 and the flu is a complex challenge that requires knowledge from a diversity of experts with clear steps to implement in the workplace.

This 5-hour event – which will be broken down by industries into 1-hour sections – will explore the pain points and obstacles facing vulnerable workers and demonstrate risk reduction strategies beyond vaccination and medical responses, including recent technology innovations to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Speakers and moderators of the event include:

Barb Epstien: Industrial Hygienist at Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter.

Michael Ferreira: Chief Operating Officer at Vision Solutions AR and The Fire Solutions Group.

David Ladd: Owner and Principal at Blackthorne Services Group, LLC.

Brett Cole: Managing Director & Chief Occupational Hygienist at BioSafety International.

Corey Boles: Senior Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk.

Alex LeBeau: President of AIHA’s Indoor Environmental Quality Committee.

Kenneth Martinez: Chief Science Officer at IBEC.

Tickets for the summit are free and available at https://www.weareibec.org/events/protecting-our-most-vulnerable-workers-challenges-solutions-invisible-barriers

 

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