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Workplace Health and Safety Virtual Series

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. 

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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 fourth free webinar on December 10th to discuss occupational stress.

Fourth Webinar: Occupational Stress: Sources and Solutions

Friday, December 10th, 2021, 11 AM - 12 PM (EST)

Occupational Stress: Sources and Solutions

Key Takeaways

  • What is stress?
  • Stress is “remembered”
  • Stress: acute v. chronic
  • What the organization can do to reduce stress
  • What we can do for ourselves to reduce the effects of stress
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Instructor

Nellie Brown

NELLIE BROWN

Director of Workplace Health & Safety Programs

Nellie Brown is the Director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs for both the Outreach Division statewide and for the Buffalo Co-Lab of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.


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Upcoming Webinars

Every second Friday beginning in September

  • Gender Issues in Occupational Safety and Health: Friday, January 14th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Hierarchy of Controls: Problem-Solving for all Kinds of Hazards: Friday, February 11th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Shiftwork, Long Hours of Work, and Fatigue: Friday, March 11th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Job Hazard Analysis with Considerations for Disabilities: Friday, April 8th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Cytomegalovirus Protection and Prevention: an Issue for Daycare and Childcare Providers: Friday, May 13th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Vulnerability Analysis: Preventing the Next Crisis in your Workplace: Friday, June 10th, 2022, 11 AM - 12 PM
     

First Webinar: Covid-19, the Delta Variant and the Return to Work

Recording: Friday, September 9th, 2021

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

Second Webinar: Health And Safety Committee Skills

Recording: Friday, October 8th, 2021

Key Takeaways:

  • Safety committee meetings – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Establishing ground rules
  • Guidelines for developing a good meeting agenda
  • Key roles in every meeting: facilitator, recorder, timekeeper
  • Methods of group decision-making – how to accelerate consensus
  • Evaluating a meeting

Third Webinar: Health and Safety Issues of the Aging Workforce

Recording: Friday, November 12th, 2021

Key Takeaways

  • What do we mean by an “aging workforce”?
  • Normal aging processes
  • Impact of aging in the work environment
  • Strategies for the workplace to minimize risk and vulnerability

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