Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Pandemic Planning for the Next “Big One”

While we can now see the faint light at the end of the pandemic tunnel created by SARS-CoV-2, that doesn’t mean we should let up on planning. SARS-CoV-2 will likely become endemic. What does that mean for organizations that are not yet back to full production? What surveillance will be needed so that organizations can respond to outbreaks? Can we just go back to “normal?”

Epidemiologists believe that this virus may not be the only pandemic we see in our lifetimes and the next one could be even more impactful than the last. Join American Society of Safety Professionals President Deborah Roy as she walks through the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. What are some best practices to take with us? What measures should be left in 2020? What can we do now to prepare for “the big one?” Are there essential elements that should be in our more comprehensive plans? What can organizations do to support the public health infrastructure for the future?

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DATE: May 20, 2021
TIME: 12:00PM ET - 11:00AM CT - 9:00AM PT


Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, COHN-S, CSP, CIT, FASSP, FAAOHN, is president of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). She is an ASSP Fellow and a Society member since 1993. A resident of Falmouth, Maine, Roy is president of SafeTech Consultants and provides safety consulting for global clients. She has more than 35 years of occupational safety and health experience and is past corporate director of health, safety and wellness at L.L.Bean. Roy has been involved in pandemic planning and response at worksites and at the state and federal levels for more than 12 years. Her experience as an occupational health nurse and safety professional has been vital over the past year as she has presented COVID-19 webinars and podcasts to help workplace safety and health professionals navigate through the crisis and direct their own organizations. Roy holds a Master of Public Health in occupational health and safety from the University of North Carolina.


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Columbia Southern University offers flexible online continuing education courses for safety specialists interested in taking the next step in their career. Earn CEUs while covering relevant topics including construction safety, OSHA policies, and industrial hygiene or prepare for the ASP and CPE exams. Learn more about our online safety degrees, workshops and CEU offerings. www.columbiasouthern.edu/safetyceu

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Industrial Scientific Corporation
A global leader in connected safety, Industrial Scientific provides gas detection products, services, and software to keep workers safe in hazardous environments. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Industrial Scientific’s global employees are committed to preserving human life and eliminating death on the job by the year 2050. http://www.indsci.com

Intelex Technologies, ULC is a global leader in environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) management software. Its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Over 1,100 customers in 172 countries trust Intelex to power their EHSQ initiatives. For more information about Intelex, please visit www.intelex.com

Featuring the broadest range of portable and fixed gas detection solutions, Honeywell is the global leader in gas detection. For nearly 50 years, companies have trusted Honeywell to help keep their workers and sites safer and more productive. Talk to the experts in gas detection to learn how we can help you protect your workers and assets. sps.honeywell.com

Indushield | Sign-In & Health Screening Kiosk
The Indushield kiosk automates the sign-in and health screening process for your facility. Our solution provides a simple approach to visitor management and infection control.  This results in peace-of-mind for management because you know that everyone in your building meets your specific safety screening requirements. Rapid check in and out - Instant, touchless temperature scan - Safety and health screening questionnaire management - Vaccine verification and tracking - NEW - Negative COVID-19 test verification - NEW - Print safety-verified name badge - Verify required documents - Track all activity via executive reporting dashboard. For more information, please visit https://www.indushield.com/?src=ohs-w

Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Our long-term success is predicated on a value-oriented corporate culture with four central strengths: close collaboration with our customers, the expertise of our employees, continuous innovation and outstanding quality. As an international leader in medical and safety technology, Dräger develops innovative equipment and solutions people the world over trust. No matter where Dräger products are used: it's always about life. Whether for use in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives. http://www.draeger.com

Duration: 1 Hour

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