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Coronavirus: Reducing Risk in the Workplace


3/26/20 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting organizations around the world, it’s more important than ever to be equipped with the latest information to protect your workforce as well as reduce the risk of exposure and further spreading the potentially deadly illness. DuPont Sustainable Solutions will provide you with the tools and information you need to prepare for and respond to the pandemic in the workplace.

This webinar will address the following topics:

  • The coronavirus’s current status around the world.
  • Practical steps employees can take to reduce the risk at work.
  • Steps risk management professionals can take to protect employees and their businesses.
  • How businesses can help employees cope with the stress and anxiety a pandemic can cause.


Nicholas Bahr, Global Director, Operational Risk Management & Process Safety, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Nicholas helps clients identify, prioritize and reduce risk along their complete value chain and throughout their portfolio of operations. He has more than 35 years of experience and is an internationally recognized thought leader and expert in operational and enterprise risk management, process safety, resiliency, and system safety and security. He works globally with clients in the manufacturing, chemical, oil and gas, power and water, aerospace, and transport industries to improve their safety, security and continuity of operations. Author of the book, “System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach, Second Edition,” which is used by various universities around the world and the Federal Aviation Administration as their aviation system safety model, Nicholas is a founding member of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety and has led U.S. delegations on various standards writing bodies.

Victor R. Gordeuk, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Sickle Cell Center, University of Illinois, Chicago

Dr. Gordeuk, professor of medicine and director of the Sickle Cell Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializes in treatment of patients with sickle cell disease and conducts research to understand new ways to prevent complications of this condition. He has expertise in treating and studying disorders of iron metabolism, including iron overload and iron deficiency. He also has a research and treatment interest in patients with congenital or unexplained erythrocytosis, or too many red blood cells.


  • Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh
  • Residency: York Hospital, York, PA
  • Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Areas of interest

  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Iron Metabolism
  • Congenital Erythrocytosis

In addition to faculty positions at UIC and Case Western Reserve, George Washington, Howard universities, Dr. Gordeuk has served as a medical officer at Tintswalo Hospital in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and as a senior lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. He is the author or co-author of 330 publications in medical literature.

Dave Werwath, MD

Dr. Dave Werwath is an American Board of Emergency Medicine ERDoctor with over 30 years of experience and a primary care physician.

Craig Sexton, Global Creative Director, DuPont Sustainable Solutions

Craig is an award-winning producer, director and writer with a diverse 30-year background in film, TV and the entertainment industry. He started his career as one the founding partners of VPS Studios, where he produced and directed for such acts as Linda Ronstadt, Van Halen and the Michael Jackson Victory Tour. His career highlights at major studios include Lucasfilm, where he ran the Los Angeles division called The Droidworks during the Star War trilogies, and New World Entertainment, where he served as senior vice president and was responsible for the release of 25 motion pictures and five TV series, including “The Wonder Years,” “Crime Story” and “Tour of Duty.”

Additionally, Craig was a founding partner and creative director at Planet 3 Entertainment. He developed and directed NBC’s “Must See TV” campaign, Fox Sport’s network launch campaign, Fox’s award-winning public service announcement campaign “Violence Get Over It,” and CBS’s award-winning fall campaign “Big February Nights.” He’s directed several TV docudramas for the Discovery Channel, such as “The New Detectives” and “The FBI Files,” as well as the hit series “Big Shots” for The Speed Channel.

Craig has won numerous Telly and Addy awards, as well as 13 international Promax Awards, including the International Gold Award for “Best Image Campaign.” He has been acknowledged with three gold CINE awards for his work as a creative director with DuPont in the industrial-corporate categories.

Craig is a creative powerhouse who is charged with bringing his talent to bear on redefining the look and feel of training in the learning and development space at DSS. His recent work has created breakthroughs in instructor-led training with his method of affective learning images and communication by design.


Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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