The Lens of Minority Populations in the Workplace During COVID-19

Date: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 - Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Member $99 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25

There is no denial that COVID-19 has presented a challenge to protecting employees' health and safety worldwide. In addition to pivoting to pandemic response, race relations have become a mandatory topic from board rooms to shop floors.

Minorities have been the center of heightened fatality rates due to COVID-19 and the center of equity actions worldwide.

This webinar is designed to bring awareness to health and safety program elements that may impact minority populations. Attendees will receive a two-page paper and checklist you can put to use immediately.

Who Will Benefit

Business leaders, human resources, diversity and inclusion advocates, health and safety professionals, or other personnel charged with decision-making for the workforce's health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives  

  • Create awareness around the socioeconomic concerns for minorities, which makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19 impacts
  • Inform of health and safety concerns to consider for their populations, with an emphasis on minorities
  • Introduce Total Worker Health and Emotional Intelligence to address health and safety program equity
  • Empower with a “Call to Action” to create and sustain equity in health and safety programs

Presenters

Subena Colligan, M.S., CIH, CSP, is an Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager and Director with the Board for Global EHS Credentialing. Before her current role, she was a member of the United States Air Force practicing industrial hygiene. She has dedicated her efforts to leadership and community outreach within the industrial hygiene field. She is an active member of the Women in IH Outreach Committee and the Minority Special Interest Group of AIHA. In addition to delivering content in person, she is a blogger at TheCurlyIH.com, a blog designed to relate industrial hygiene to daily activities.

Enjoli DeGrasse, CIH, is a Certified Industrial Hygienist in comprehensive practice. She serves as the AIHA Social Concerns Committee's current chair and is a member of the AIHA Potomac Local Section. Ms. DeGrasse regularly guides on matters of occupational safety and health and specializes in transportation safety.





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