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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, MS, DrPH, leads and coordinates MCN’s current climate-related projects and manages MCN’s “Community Mobilization in Emergency Preparedness.” In this role, Dr. Pagán Santana provides technical assistance, training and tool development for community health centers and community residents to address disaster-related issues and target health-related outcomes. She also fosters MCN’s network of organizations working on climate and health initiatives in Puerto Rico. Pagán Santana has extensive experience in providing training to high risk and vulnerable worker populations and conducting community-based projects. She also has more than five years of experience in the private sector as an industrial hygienist. Previous areas of work include development and implementation of occupational and environmental health training, emergency preparedness and business continuity planning programs. Dr. Pagán Santana is active in local government and served as a trustee of the governing board of the University of Puerto Rico. Pagán-Santana has a master’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and a doctorate in Public Health with an emphasis in environmental health from the University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus.

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.