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Using Industrial Hygiene Practices to Prevent and Control COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases

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Using Industrial Hygiene Practices to Prevent and Control COVID-19 and Other Infectious Diseases
Date and Time
Eastern (ET)

This webinar will provide simultaneous interpretation in Spanish

The COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases mainly transmitted through the air have highlighted the need to review, improve and implement better infection controls. How can we protect our employees, colleagues, and patients? How expensive are control strategies? Join us as we discuss the strategies available to protect ourselves from these exposures and improve air quality in our workplace and at home.

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the control strategies available to prevent and control the risk of transmission of respiratory infectious diseases.
  • Present best practices in the implementation of controls.
  • Discuss the economic advantages and disadvantages of implementing controls.


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Pagán Santana


Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, Senior Program Manager for Puerto Rico

Migrant Clinicians Network

Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, serves as Director of Environmental and Occupational Health of Migrant Clinicians Network in Puerto Rico, where she leads and coordinates MCN projects related to the climate crisis, occupational health, and emergency response. She is also the organization's lead for the Caribbean Office. Dr. Pagán Santana provides technical assistance, training, and tool development for community health centers in Puerto Rico and the communities they serve to address disaster-related issues and health-related impacts. Additionally, she is the project director of a USDA-funded project to support resiliency among farmworkers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. She also provides training related to occupational health and safety to different populations of workers in Puerto Rico. Dr. Pagán Santana has extensive experience providing training to vulnerable and high-risk worker populations and carrying out community projects. She also has over eight years of experience in the private sector as an industrial hygienist and continues to offer them her professional consulting in the development and implementation of training programs in occupational and environmental health, emergency preparedness, and business continuity planning. In recent years, Dr. Pagán Santana has focused on assisting the response to COVID-19 in educational institutions in Puerto Rico, as well as supporting the PR Department of Health's response by offering training to personnel responsible for monitoring schools and businesses to promote the health of students and essential personnel in Puerto Rico. Dr. Pagán Santana has a Master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and a Doctorate in Public Health with an emphasis on environmental health from the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico.

Continuing Education Credit (CEU)


Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


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Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN), is accredited as an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.