Ms. Jody Young

Assistant Deputy Minister, Fair Safe And Healthy Workplaces Division, Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, Canada

Assistant Deputy Minister Jody Young has over 30 years of experience within the health and safety regulatory environment in both the public and private sectors, and is recognized as a dynamic leader.

Jody has held a number of positions at the ministry beginning her career as an Industrial Health and Safety Inspector and also serving as the Director of Central West Region (Labour) and the Director of Western Region (Labour), demonstrating a high level of commitment and caring towards both ministry employees and workers across the province who depend on the ministry’s regulations and enforcement activities to stay safe.

Most recently, Jody held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister in the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Labour and Immigration. In that role Jody developed and implemented regulatory changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards programs

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