Mrs. Janet Mannella

VP of Operations, CCOHS, Canada

Janet Mannella is Vice President of Operations at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. She is a certified Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and brings to CCOHS a wealth of expertise in safety leadership, compliance, employee relations, workplace investigations, and much more.

Prior to joining CCOHS, Janet worked at McMaster University as the Faculty of Health Sciences Safety Manager, where she was responsible for delivery and audit of occupational health and safety programs and management of support services for more than 8,000 employees across the multiple Health Sciences locations. She was also Manager of Occupational Safety, Security and Parking Services at Conestoga College, and taught in their health and safety certificate program.

Janet holds an MBA with a speciality focus in Health and Safety Leadership from the University of Fredericton as well as an Occupational Health and Safety certificate from Ryerson University.

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