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Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Webinars

Living and Working with COVID - How to Create a Safe, Healthy, and Functional Work Environment While Protecting Your Employees and Customers from COVID-19
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD, David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP, Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM, Kristina Mena, MSPH, PhD, Janelle Rios, MPH, PhD, and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH of Houston Area Safety Council (Webinar moderator)
American Society of Safety Professionals Region VI PDC
September 16, 2020

On COVID-19 and heat exposure for outdoor workers
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD and Anabel Rodriguez, MPH, PhD
Facebook Live session hosted by the Workers’ Defense Project (out of Austin); part of “Workers Defense FB Live: Worker Safety Training” series
July 28, 2020

COVID-19: Employer Testing OptionsSlide Deck, and Webinar Q&A
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH of Houston Area Safety Council
July 22, 2020

Reopen Texas: Return to Work the Right Way – Webinar Series
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD, David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP, Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM, Kristina Mena, MSPH, PhD, Janelle Rios, MPH, PhD, Michelle McDaniel BS, CHES (SWCOEH Outreach facilitator), and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH of Houston Area Safety Council (Webinar moderator)

  • May 20, 2020 - Retail Industry
  • May 27, 2020 - Restaurant Industry
  • June 3, 2020 - Construction & Manufacturing Industries
  • June 10, 2020 - Places of Worship
  • June 17, 2020 - Promoting Mental Health and Employee Resilience
  • June 24, 2020 - Personal Care Establishments
  • July 1, 2020 - Other Healthcare Settings

More information on weekly guest panelists, presentation recordings and slide decks available at https://bit.ly/2WUTTAr

Campus Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Association “Preparing College and University EH&S Programs for the Impending Financial Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic” Nationwide webinar
Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
June 25, 2020

Workplace Learning Systems/Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health “Returning to Work with COVID-19: Adapting to a New Normal” Webinar to nationwide audience
Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
May 1, 2020

COVID-19: Industry Impact and Moving Forward and Webinar Q&A
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD, Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM, and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH of Houston Area Safety Council
April 28, 2020

Buffalo Bayou Partnership “Options for Returning to Operations Post COVID-19” Webinar
Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
April 28, 2020

Brighter Bites Food Coalition “Basic Considerations for Restoring Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  Webinar to 5 state regions
Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
April 27, 2020

El Paso Texas Medical Society “Options for Re-Processing Protective Respiratory Equipment in the COVID-19 Environment.” Webinar to El Paso professional community
Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH
April 24, 2020

Construction and COVID-19: Staying Safe on the Job Site
Kristina D. Mena, MSPH, PhD, Michelle R. McDaniel, BS, CHES, David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP, Janelle Rios, MPH, PhD, William Brett Perkison MD, MPH, FACOEM, and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH, PhD (OEM Trainee alum/Houston Area Safety Council Medical Director), in partnership with El Paso Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce and Sundt Construction
April, 16, 2020 

Developing Relationships in Agricultural Industry to Enhance Education, Communication, and Increase Access to Care
Bethany Boggess Alcauter, MPH, David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, Anabel Rodriguez, MPH, PhD, for “COVID-19 Webinar Series:  Resource Sharing and Discussions from the Frontline” from the National Center for Farmworker Health
April 15, 2020

Work Safe, Stay Healthy at Home: Ergonomics, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Mental Health guidance while working remotely from home during COVID-19
Michelle R. McDaniel, BS, CHES, David I. Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP, R. Sue Day, MS, PhD, Francisco I. Perez, PhD, for the SWCOEH
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
(Link coming soon)

Occupational risks during the COVID-19 pandemic (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD
March 27, 2020

Industry Impact of COVID-19 Webinar and Webinar Q&A
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD and Tommy Hysler, MD, MPH of Houston Area Safety Council
March 26, 2020


COVID-19 Resources Homepage

SWCOEH Homepage

UTHealth Publications


Return-to-work guidelines for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Rueda-Garrido JC, Vicente-Herrero MT, del Campo MT, Reinoso-Barbero L, de la Hoz R, Delclos G, Kales S, Fernandez-Montero A.
Occupational Medicine 2020 [In press].

Impact of meteorological factors on the COVID-19 transmission: A multi-city study in China
Liu J, Zhou J, Yao J, Zhang X, Li L, Xu X, He X, Wang B, Fu S, Niu T, Yan J, Shi Y, Ren X, Niu J, Zhu W, Li S, Luo B, Zhang K.
Sci Tot Env. 2020; 726: 138513

What dairy farmers must know about COVID-19 [Also in Spanish]
Douphrate D
, Rodriguez A.
Hoard's Dairyman 2020; April 10; 213.

Steps you can take to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 on your dairy
Douphrate D, Rodriguez A.
E-Newsletter from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Dairy Extension Service 2020; (Vol. 54, March)

Training and Fit Testing of Health Care Personnel for Reusable Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirators Compared With Disposable N95 Respirators
Pompeii L, Kraft C, Brownsword E, Lane M, Benavides E, Rios J, Radonovich L.
JAMA. 2020; 323(18):1849-1852


COVID-19 Resources Homepage

SWCOEH Homepage

Media

COVID-19 and getting ready for Labor Day. (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision
Sept 03, 2020

COVID-19, flu and getting ready for the winter. (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision
Sept 03, 2020

Flu and COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision
August 16, 2020

COVID-19: the trends on mortality, new cases and positivity rate (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Voice of America
July 13, 2020

The “UTHealth School of Public Health SWCOEH & Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) Reopen Texas: Return to Work the Right Way – Webinar Series how to provide best health and safety practices for Texas business owners in various industries as they reopen after COVID-19 closures
Kristina Mena, PhD on KVIA-TV in El Paso
May 20, 2020
Interview appeared during the 6 and 10 p.m. broadcast and the story was shared on the station's website

On a coordinated effort to assess needs and create a process for personal protection equipment for frontline health care workers
Kristina Mena, PhD, quoted in Telemundo El Paso
May 13, 2020

Helping guide El Paso in safety and identifying needs as more businesses open
Kristina Mena, PhD, in El Paso Herald-Post
May 9, 2020

On how antibody test would determine whether you had COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Telemundo, Houston Channel 47
May 4, 2020

What are antibody tests and why they seek to be performed on patients with coronavirus (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision 45
April 18, 2020

Air Quality Has Improved Since Houstonians Have Been Forced Indoors. But Some Fear EPA Rollbacks
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Houston Public Media / NPR
April 10, 2020

On cloth masks for COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Telemundo
April 4, 2020

On cloth masks for COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision
April 4, 2020

COVID-19 just a problem for elderly people, right? Think again
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on the UT Physicians website
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Could Be a ‘Double Whammy’ for Those in Pollution Hotspots
William Brett Perkison, MD, MPH on The Texas Observer
March 25, 2020

Answering questions on COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos,  MD, MPH, PhD on Univision 45 Houston - Facebook Live Q&A
March 19, 2020

Millennials without fear of catching COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Telemundo
March 18, 2020

Answering questions on COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision 45 Houston - Facebook Live Q&A
March 12, 2020

Answering questions on COVID-19 (IN SPANISH)
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD on Univision 45 Houston -  Facebook Live Q&A
March 4, 2020

UTHealth School of Public Health - Coronavirus Expert Panel
George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD, UTHealth, HCPH, and TMC public health officials
February 7, 2020


COVID-19 Resources Homepage

SWCOEH Homepage

Other Activities


Institutional and TMC Roles related to COVID-19 response

George Delclos, MD, MPH, PhD

  • Medical Director, UTHealth Employee Health
  • Member, UTHealth Executive Emergency Operations Team
  • Member, UTHealth Advisory Strike Force on Path Forward
  • Member, Texas Children’s Hospital Workforce Health Committee

William Brett Perkison MD, MPH

  • UT Physician Faculty Provider – providing clinical care for UT Physician patients including testing and evaluating for COVID19 testing and treatment

SWCOEH Occupational Medicine Residents

  • Covering weekends, screening UTHealth employees for COVID-19 testing and management

Safety Advisory Meetings related to COVID-19 response

Robert J. Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH, CBSP, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM
Scott Patlovich, DrPH, CIH, CBSP, CHMM, CPH

Texas Department of Emergency Mgmt. (TDEM) use of KN95 respirator – performance testing in San Antonio – fit testing Brennan Mulligan SKYOU, Inc.
July 8, 2020

Neste Corporation – an open workspace “green” energy company, headquartered in Finland but with major office in Houston – strategies for re-opening
May 20, 2020

Texas State Legislature – recommendations about safe handling of paperwork, office supplies
May 7, 2020

Houston Community College – possible re-opening of library facilities
May 6, 2020

Alabama Power Company “Return to Work Policies” review of policies documents
April 28, 2020

King Abdulla University of Science and Technology – EH&S’s role in COVID-19 response especially focused on occupational health aspects
April 24, 2020

TECO Texas Medical Center Energy Cooperative – advice regarding notifications, return to work
April 6, 2020

City of Houston Public Health – PPE use and possible re-processing
March 27, 2020

Harris County Public Health – interpretation of IAQ samples in NRG Center (after Rodeo for establishment of a surge hospital) and review of protocols for Juvenile Detention Center
March 13, 2020


COVID-19 Resources Homepage

SWCOEH Homepage