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COVID Plans 2.0 – What to Use and What to Lose


8/26/21 12:00 pm to 8/26/21 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

As we reflect on the past 16 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can now shift our focus from controlling the spread of the disease to safely returning to work. During this webinar, Shannon Magari will walk attendees through the Hierarchy of Controls and discuss what COVID-19 controls should stay forever, what controls we can consider rolling back and when, and what controls we should consider adding.

Dr. Magari will also review vaccine safety and performance – particularly in the face of virus variants – their role in rolling back controls, and the booster outlook. Importantly, she’ll outline how to continue to protect and accommodate the unvaccinated and vulnerable.

Although there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to getting back to work safely, a thorough review of existing programs and policies, along with routine auditing and revision of controls where needed, will help ensure the safety of workers.

At the close of the session, participants will understand:

  1. Which controls have had a significant impact on mitigating the risk of transmission.
  2. What controls we can comfortably evaluate and roll back more easily.
  3. How well the vaccines are performing in the face of virus variants.
  4. What polices should be considered to continue to protect and accommodate the unvaccinated and the vulnerable vaccinated.


Shannon MagariShannon Magari, ScD, MS, MPH, VP of Health Sciences, Colden Corporation

As a principal owner of Colden Corp., an occupational health and safety consulting firm, Shannon serves as vice president of health sciences. She helps clients in determining the origin and nature of workplace health concerns. She has evaluated myriad industrial and nonindustrial settings covering a range of occupational and environmental clusters involving reproductive, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory illness. Shannon holds a doctorate in occupational epidemiology from Harvard University, a master’s in public health from Boston University, and engineering degrees from Dartmouth College and Syracuse University, and is president of the Northeast Biological Safety Association.


Alan FergusonAlan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Alan covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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