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Northwest Chapter Presents COVID-19 Webinar

Due to our inability to meet in person, the Northwest Chapter presented a timely webinar on April 28 for members of the Chapter as well as members of the local  AIHA Chapter.

Dr. Lisa M. Brosseau, ScD, CIH gave a terrific presentation on COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission & Implications for Masks and Respirators.

This presentation expanded on a March 16, 2020 CIDRAP Commentary: “COVID-19 transmission messages should hinge on science,” which outlined the evidence supporting the biological plausibility of COVID-19 transmission by close-range aerosol inhalation. There is now additional evidence for aerosol generation from asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals, aerosol transmission in relevant animal models, presence of virus in surface and air samples, and elucidation of tissue and cellular receptors for SARS- CoV-2. Dr. Brosseau then discussed the role of masks (cloth and surgical) and respirators in the protection of workers from COVID-19, exploring what we know about filter performance and face piece fit in the context of inhalable infectious aerosols.

We had 254 register for the event and eventually had 190 folks on the Zoom meeting.  Wow!

Although this was provided as a free event, lots of participants generously donated to Minnesota Central Kitchen that is working with Second Harvest Heartland to provide meals to those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.  We raised just under $800.00 for this worthy cause.  Thank you!!

And a special thanks goes out to 3M for providing both their Zoom platform and their technical support to make this event a great success!

UPDATE:  Scott Huberty was able to partner with a organization that matched our donation to Minnesota Central Kitchen.  Thanks Scott and thanks to all Chapter members who donated!!

2020 PDC Materials Available

We have received a number of presentations and handouts from speakers who presented at the 2020 Northwest Chapter PDC.

Please check out the Presentations area in the Files tab on the Home Page.

As we receive any materials we will get them posted right away.

 

Thank you to Northwest ASSP PDC Sponsors!

A special thank you goes out to all of the organizations that sponsored the 2019 Northwest ASSP Chapter PDC!  The support and commitment of everyone involved helps to make our PDC successful!  If any of our members work with these folks, please take the time to express our appreciation for their involvement.

Want Impact? Become a Sponsor!

We are currently looking for a sponsor for our April chapter meeting. Is your organization or someone you know interested in getting “the most bang for their buck”?
Sponsors enjoy the following benefits:

  • Booth exhibit space to showcase your products and services
  • 15 minutes of presentation time to advertise and promote your products and services
  • Company logo on our Chapter website

The greatest benefit in becoming a sponsor is that you have a captive audience of 60+ members who are safety and health professionals that are seeking new information and solutions to be even more successful in their roles by adding additional value to their company and organization!

For more information, please contact Leslie Cloonan at 952-240-5023 or leslie.cloonan@ieasafety.com.