Dr. Letitia Davis

Occupational Health and Safety Scientist, United States of America

Letitia (Tish) Davies is the former Director of the Occupational Health Surveillance Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), where she worked for more than 30 years. During her time with the MDPH Tish led the development of surveillance systems and methods to document work-related injuries and illness in Massachusetts, and worked with agency and community partners to address identified problems. She also co-chaired the Occupational Health Subcommittee of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists working with epidemiologists in other states to increase the capacity of state public health agencies to track work-related health outcomes and to further recognition of how working conditions influence health in the practice of public health more broadly.

TS4 - COVID-19 and the protection of workers : lessons from the global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply disrupted employment in many countries around the globe. Many millions of workers have adjusted to working remotely from their homes. And many more millions of workers, in sectors designated as essential, have been working in proximity to co-workers and, in some cases, providing services to clients, customers and other members of the public. This technical session will consider 3 dimensions of efforts to protect workers from the risks of COVID-19. A panel of OSH regulators will discuss the novel challenges faced by labour inspection services in the supporting essential workplaces in the adoption of effective infection control practices. A panel of OSH prevention experts will describe the exceptional importance of the global internet to rapidly disseminate guidance from trusted source authorities to hundreds of thousands of workplaces. The session will conclude with a global panel of scientists reflecting on the challenges in precisely identifying workplace transmission of COVID-19. 

Erin Oliver, Canada

Audrina Chua, Singapore
Andrew Curran, United Kingdom
Letitia Davis, United States of America
Siong Hin Ho, Singapore
Janet Mannella, Canada
David Michaels, United States of America
Peter Smith, Canada
Sven Timm, Germany
Jody Young, Canada

Live : 21/09/2021 - 10:00 EDT - 11:45 EDT
Rerun : 21/09/2021 - 20:00 EDT - 21:45 EDT