BSOH Webinar "SARS-CoV-2, a biological hazard in the workplace"

Datum: 
vrijdag, 12 februari, 2021 - 08:30 to 13:00
Waar: 
online

In februari 2020 verklaarde de directeur-generaal van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie een Internationale Noodsituatie in de Publieke Gezondheid (PHEIC) vanwege de aanhoudende uitbraak van de ziekte van de luchtwegen COVID-19. Uitzonderlijke maatregelen zijn nodig om werknemers te beschermen tegen infectie met SARS-CoV-2. Arbeidshygiënisten zijn de specialisten bij uitstek op het gebied van de beheersing van de werkomgeving aangezien dit net hun specifiek werkdomein is. In die hoedanigheid zijn zij van alle specialisten het beste geplaatst om nodige en nuttige richtlijnen te ontwikkelen om de verspreiding van dit virus in de werkomgeving te voorkomen.
Ons seminarieteam selecteerde vier vooraanstaande sprekers, experten in hun eigen vakgebied, om uit te wijden over het virus, de ziekte, de blootstelling en over de preventie van transmissie.

OSHNET School Webinar on Occupational Hygiene Policies and Practices in Covid-19 Pandemic

Datum: 
donderdag, 29 oktober, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00
Waar: 
Webinar
Description: 

Occupational Hygiene Policies and Practices in Covid-19 Pandemic

Date: 29th OCTOBER
Time
: 18.00 CET / 19.00 Istanbul
Duration
: 2 hours

Moderators: Sergio Luzzi, Yucel Demiral

Event postponed: BSOH on the road: Benchmarking good practices

Datum: 
donderdag, 29 oktober, 2020 - 08:45 to 17:30
Waar: 
Ajinomoto OmniChem - Wetteren (Oost-Vlaanderen)

Ten gevolge van de steeds ongunstiger wordende evolutie van de COVID-19-pandemie wordt dit event uitgesteld tot 2021. (update 19/10/2020)

Seminar of the Contact Group Health and Chemistry : Super spreading events and the development of the COVID-19 pandemic: what is the role of indoor air quality?

Datum: 
donderdag, 17 september, 2020 - 09:30 to 13:00
Waar: 
online (those who register on time will receive a link)
Description: 

Background
Recent studies of super spreading events have demonstrated beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain airborne and pose an exposure risk when carrying a high virus load. However, the contribution of aerogenic transmission remains a controversial topic in the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In March-April 2020 there were reports of certain events where many persons were linked to the same source of infection. Such super spreaders were linked to après-ski-bars in Austria, Karaoke bars in South Korea, churches and other gatherings where many persons meet in confined poorly ventilated rooms. After the first wave households and certain workplaces were reported to be hotspots. Large groups of hundreds of workers in certain production facilities like slaughter houses, fish factories, textile sweat shops and cooled sorting and storage of fruits were reported as hot spots of infections in the aftermath of the first wave. In these settings airborne transmission may not always be the only transmission route but certainly an important explanation of the spatial patterns of group infections. On July 6th 2020 a group of 239 scientist published an open letter ‘It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19’ in Clinical Infectious Diseases (see https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciaa939/5867798). The next day the WHO announced to take this message seriously and study the possibility of this third route of transmission in addition to transmission by direct contact and by fomite.

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