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Northern Safety Days Webinar: Adapting IIPP: Risk Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 for Wastewater Workers and Strategies for Mitigation

Date(s):
November 10, 2020
Website:
https://cweawebstorage1.blob.core.windows.net/cwea-website/conferences/CWEA_NSD_Flyer.pdf
Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00 

CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 towards all CWEA Certifications 
 

Since wastewater treatment workers are at an increased risk of infection and illness from water-based pathogens, treatment facilities need to evaluate how job tasks/activities influence risk. This session will engage academics, industry and wastewater workers in an interactive discussion of risk assessment and strategies for mitigation.

Learning Objective(s):
After participating in this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the occupational risks associated with pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.
  • Identify key opportunities and challenges to mitigating occupation risk to aerosolized pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.
  • Determine adaptations to IIPP for the pandemic and other pathogens transmitted through aerosols to protect wastewater workers.
Speaker: Colleen Naughton 
 
Speaker: Maureen Kinyua, Assistant Professor, University of California
Davis 
 
Dr. Maureen Kinyua is an Assistant Professor at UC Davis in Civil and
Environmental Engineering. Her research is in biological wastewater treatment,
waste to energy, development world systems and global health. Before joining
the faculty at UC Davis, she was a postdoctoral scholar at Colombia University
and obtained her PhD and Masters from University of South Florida.
 
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