Safe Work Practices During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic


Thursday, October 15, 2020    8:50 AM - 12:30 PM Central Time 


This web event is part of the Greater Houston Industrial Hygiene Council (GHIHC), an educational meeting of industrial hygienists and safety professionals to discuss emerging issues, trends in technology, current research, and applicable tools for use in the field. Industry professionals provide practical lessons in management, equipment, and compliance. Academic experts present the latest in research and technology. No annual membership fees.


GHIHC is brought to you by the Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program of the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH ERC at UTHealth School of Public Health.


Due to COVID-19 meeting limitations and in respect to public health and safety, 2020-2021* events will be held online via Webex, UTHealth's online meeting and events platform.
  • This event meets the Category 4 Education requirements of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Association. Safety professionals, please review your specific certification requirements.
  • Enjoy informative presentations by leading experts and speakers.
  • Q&A session during every presentation.
  • CEUS included!
  • *2020-2021 events will be held online until further notice as to stay safe and comply with local and national COVID-19 guidance.


$60.00 registration fee
Continuing education units included!
Please pre-register and pay at least 48 hours prior to event start. Event log-in information for the Webex connection will be emailed to you once online payment is verified. Credit or bank debit cards are the only method of payment accepted for online events.



Registration Discounts

UTHealth SWCOEH faculty, staff, and currently enrolled trainees attend at no charge. Register using your UTHealth email address and select your SWCOEH affiliation on the registration form to automatically receive discount.

Other UT System faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students receive a $10.00 discount. Register using your UT System email address and select your UT System affiliation on the registration form to automatically receive discount.

GHIHC Agenda Producer, if assisted in producing the full agenda, attend at no charge in return for your service. Limit of 1 producer per session. Select GHIHC Agenda Producer affiliation on the registration form to automatically receive discount.

GHIHC Speakers attend all sessions at no charge in return for your service of preparing for and presenting at this event. Select GHIHC Speaker affiliation on the registration form to automatically receive discount.


Discounts cannot be combined and are monitored. Thank you for your participation!


Webex Online Event

Webex is UTHealth's online meetings and events platform. Connection information is sent by email after registration and payment confirmed.

Please be sure to test your system compatibility at least 24 hours prior to event start date. Early registration is encouraged to avoid delays in responding to technical issues.

Webex Attendee User Guide: https://help.webex.com/en-us/9eed9t/Get-Started-Joining-a-Meeting-Event-or-Training-Session-with-the-Webex-Web-App



8:50 am - 8:55 am Join web event via Webex
8:55 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Agenda Review Michelle McDaniel, BS, CHES & David Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP
SWCOEH at UTHealth
9:00 am - 10:00 am COVID-19 Overview and Current Trends George Delclos, MD, PhD, MPH Professor and Medical Director of Employee Health, UTHealth
10:00 am - 10:30 am COVID-19 Regulatory Guidance James Shelton, MS Compliance Specialist, OSHA - North Houston Office
10:30 am - 10:45 am Stretch break & submit questions for upcoming session.
10:45 am - 11:15 am COVID-19 Labor & Employment Lynn Sessions, JD & Ashley C. Grant, JD BakerHostetler LLP
11:15 am - 11:45 am COVID-19 Environmental Health Perspective Kristina Mena, PhD, MSPH Associate Professor & El Paso Campus Dean, UTHealth
11:45 am - 12:15 pm COVID-19 Airborne Properties Matthew Nonnemann, PhD, CIH Associate Professor, The University of Iowa College of Public Health
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Wrap-up, Roundtable, and Evaluations


Continuing Education

ABIH® Diplomates can claim CM credit for this event. See http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-credit-education-events for more information

Safety Professionals, please refer to your specific certification requirements at

Attendance will be verified as to comply with CEU provider standards for online events. Please pre-register, make payment, and log-in to Webex on day of event a few minutes prior to start time of the presentation. CEUs provided post-event are contingent on web attendance verification (via Webex report), and completion of the evaluation post-event.


Your Best Response to a Changing World!

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth School of Public Health.

The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health.

The mission of the SWCOEH Continuing Education (CE) Program is to serve as a training resource for professionals and decision-makers in the occupational and environmental health fields by delivering specialized courses in response to current training needs. Our ultimate goal is to improve occupational and environmental health. Our core subject areas are occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, hazardous substances and materials and occupational health nursing. Contact us to discuss your training needs!

Contact Us

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Continuing Education (CE) & Outreach Program

1200 Pressler St., RAS West, Ste. 1038
Houston, TX 77030

General CE Email: swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu
As we are working remotely some days, contact by email is best.

Phone: 713-500-9447 (please leave a detailed voicemail).
To learn more about the SWCOEH, please visit us on the web at www.swcoeh.org

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