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The Worker Institute brings together researchers, educators and students with practitioners in labor, business and policymaking to address issues related to confronting systemic inequality and building a fair economy, robust democracy and just society. We will share opinion, analysis, research, data, insights and training from our faculty and staff.

Free Workplace Health and Safety Virtual Series

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Starting Weekly in September

Learn from and ask questions to a certified industrial hygienist, biologist and chemist and expert on occupational health and safety every second Friday, starting in September. Topics will cover: Covid-19 and the return to work, workplace stress and anxieties, the aging workforce and more!

The pandemic caused an awakening in the world of work and in U.S. workplaces. As workers juggle the stresses and anxieties of returning to work and grapple with the realizations and changes of the past 18 months, the Worker Institute is offering a free webinar series this fall on these issues.

Join us for the first free webinar on September 10th to discuss safety with the Covid-19 variants as offices reopen in the fall.


First Webinar: Covid-19 and the Return to Work

September 10th, 2021

11 AM - 12 PM



Key Takeaways

  • What is SARS-CoV-2 and its mutations/variants?
  • How could SARS-CoV-2 be acquired or spread at work?
  • What’s different about the pandemic now?
  • Regulations and recommendations on preventing COVID-19 in workplaces
  • Reducing workplace risk using the hierarchy of controls


Nellie Brown



Director of Workplace Health & Safety Programs


Upcoming Future Webinars:

  •  Workplace Health and Safety Committees: Friday, October 8th, 2021 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Health and Safety Issues of the Aging Workforce: Friday, November 12th, 2021, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Stress in the Workplace: Friday, December 10th, 2021, 11 AM - 12 PM

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