by Brianna Crandall — March 31, 2017 — Occupational and environmental health organization ACGIH just announced that it will present a Webinar with information about the Zika virus and how to prevent its transmission in the workplace on May 23, 2017, at the following times:
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace will present the history and evolution of the Zika virus including understanding the geographic areas and populations at risk, the epidemiology of the disease, modes of transmission, case definitions, clinical presentation, health effects, surveillance and prevention in the workplace and in the community.
After participating in this Webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Describe how the Zika virus is transmitted;
- Identify current geographic distribution and possible spread of the virus;
- Identify the symptoms and potential complications of a Zika infection;
- Recognize the special risks during pregnancy;
- Discuss key prevention and protection strategies for Zika; and
- Develop risk communication messages for the workplace.
ACGIH also offers Webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the Webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.
This Webinar contains 1.0 contact hour and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Website for CM credit criteria. This Webinar may also qualify for BCSP recertification points for Certified Safety Professionals. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the Webinar from ACGIH must attend the live Webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items, says ACGIH.
Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP will present this Webinar. Dr. Rubin is a senior public health medical officer with the Cook County Department of Public Health and holds faculty appointments at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and Rush University Medical College. Within the Health Department, Dr. Rubin oversees the Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health Services units. She is also a practicing internist and specialist in occupational medicine. Dr. Rubin trained at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and has worked for the Cook County Health system for most of her career. In addition, Dr. Rubin spent two years in Mozambique working as a public health specialist and the district medical chief. Dr. Rubin is a 12-year member of ACGIH and is currently serving as chair of the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV-CS) Committee.
For more details or to register, visit the Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace Webinar Web page, or contact Ryan Peltier by e-mail or at 513-742-2020.