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EventsOcc-COVID: Delta is Different, Prevent Transmission Today!

Friday, September 10, 2021 EDT @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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This event is presented by OHCOW – Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.

Please join us for our 16th Webinar in our Occ-COVID: Science, Solutions & Success Stories Series.

Delta is Different: Prevent Transmission Today!

Friday, September 10, 2021 1:00pm to 3:00 pm

The headlines and the numbers are clear:

  • The delta variant of SARS CoV-2 is now dominant in Ontario (and across the country).
  • It is very clearly airborne, at least 50% more infectious than alpha (which drove the outbreak last spring), and more than double the original virus (which wrought havoc in 2020).
  • Plus, it can cause more severe illness and there is growing evidence of waning vaccine-induced immunity, compounding the risk.
  • What does this all mean for Canada, and how can we make a difference in the workplaces and gathering spaces of Ontario, especially in the context of school (and business) re-opening and the likely resulting community surge?
  • Which controls and other approaches will keep workers (and families) safe?
  • This information is more critical than ever.
  • Join us to learn, reflect and ask questions on the strategic application of controls and practices you can start tomorrow.
  • And let’s get going to protect workers, students, customers, seniors and others at risk from this “new”, even more serious, pandemic.


Delta is Different: Data & Modelling implications for Canada this fall, by Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz, Ph.D, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Prevent Transmission: Aerosol Controls and other practical Solutions, by 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, Marianne Levitsky, MES, CIH, ROH, FAIHA, Workplace Health Without Borders and ECOH

What more can we do? Panel Discussion

For more information, including past Occ-COVID content visit: https://www.ohcow.on.ca/news/occ-covid-science-solutions-and-success-stories.html

Visit OHCOW’s COVID-19 Resources page for a wide variety of information,

And Contact Us for more information about, and assistance in, protecting workers and workplaces from this deadly and pervasive occupational disease.

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