UTHealth School of Public Health & HASC
Reopen Texas: Return to Work the Right Way
Wednesdays, May 20, 2020 - July 1, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Panelists from UTHealth School of Public Health
On April 17, 2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an order to reopen businesses, using a phased approach. General guidelines for specific industry sectors are included in the Governor's order, but each workplace is unique and, now that reopening has begun, employers still harbor many questions on how to implement best practices to ensure the safety of their employees and patrons.
To support our community in looking at what the immediate future holds for our various industries, we will be hosting a seven-part complimentary statewide weekly industry-specific webinar series with an opportunity for live Q&A sessions.
These webinars are a collaboration between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) and the Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Academy, and the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC).
Each webinar will feature a panel of specialists in occupational safety, occupational medicine, risk assessment, and guest panelists who are industry representatives experienced in return to work practices.
Registration is required to join each weekly webinar. Registration and webinars are hosted via the Houston Area Safety Council's GoToWebinar plaform. After registering, please expect emails from HASC.
Join us to discuss reopening the Texas construction and manufacturing industries.
Faiyaz A. Bhojani, MD, DrPH - Global Health Lead, Manufacturing, Chemicals and Upstream Americas, Shell Health
Jon Hodges - CEO, Evergreen North America Industrial Services
Lance & Cecilia Ochoa Levine - Director and Owner, MFI International Manufacturing
Join us to discuss about reopening Texas places of worship.
Reverend Jim Bass - Senior Pastor, Friendswood Methodist Church
Imam Rizwan Khan - Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Houston Chapter
Rabbi David Lyon - Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Israel
Amir S. Malik, MD, FAANS, FACS - West Ave Neuro Spine Neurological and Spinal Surgery
Join us to discuss reopening Texas, promoting mental health and employee resilience, and addressing employee concerns.
Clara (C.B.) Burns, JD, Partner, Kemp Smith LLP
David Gimeno, MSc, PhD, Professor and Director, Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, UTHealth School of Public Health
Monica Guidry, BS, MSSW - Executive Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at UTHealth
Francisco I. Perez, PhD, ABPP - Adjunct Professor, Occupational Health Psychology, UTHealth School of Public Health
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Join us to discuss reopening Texas healthcare settings outside of hospitals and clinics.
Julie Abney BBA -Director of Operations, Reach Healthcare Services (Houston, TX)
Lily Esparza BSN, RN, CHHCM - Director of Clinical Services, Reach Healthcare Services (Houston, TX)
Jenny Abeling, BS - Director, Laurelhurst House Assisted Living, (Portland, Oregon)
The Southwest Center for Occpational & Environmental Health (SWCOEH) is housed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and 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. Having grown considerably since we were established, we also conduct research on how environmental and occupational exposures affect health and on how to mitigate health risks associated with these exposures. As of 2019, the SWCOEH has been officially approved as an affiliate of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program, strengthening a partnership spanning more than 40 years.
Contact: Michelle McDaniel, BS, CHES
Director of Outreach and Continuing Education Programs
SWCOEH, UTHealth School of Public Health
Office/Voicemail: 713-500-9447 (Mon-Fri)
The P2R Academy is comprised of dedicated experts in safety disciplines critical to the nation's health and well-being. Guided by a shared vision – to reduce work-related harm and improve disaster preparedness and response – and an external advisory board of devoted and experienced professionals, the P2R Consortium serves as a resource for workers, responders, and residents across the country. Our core team is from UTHealth School of Public Health, the University of Utah, Indiana University at Bloomington, Texas A&M School of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, ESI2001, and Smith Scientific.
The Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) is the steadfast leader in developing innovative and advanced solutions in the areas of training, skills development, occupational health, industry services, and more. With a mission to build safe workplaces by improving the quality and integrity of the workforce, we provide training and occupational health services to more than 1,500 people each day. Our worldwide outreach is accomplished through multiple satellite locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean that serve our 3,000 Member and 12,000 non-member companies with global industry safety solutions.