Workers Health & Safety Centre

Masks and COVID-19 prevention: August 13 webinar answers your questions

As understanding of COVID-19 transmission routes has evolved, the role masks play in disease prevention has also evolved, particularly in non-medical settings.

With research confirming the airborne transmission of COVID-19, especially in crowded, closed indoor environments with poor ventilation, approaches have shifted. Bylaws and policies for mandatory mask wearing now exist for many indoor public spaces.

As such, though masks are not a replacement for social distancinghand hygienecleaning and disinfecting and proper ventilation, they are now an essential part of many workplace COVID-19 prevention programs, regardless of industry sector. However, not all masks are equally protective. At Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) we have been fielding individual questions regarding what types of masks and mask materials are most effective. Other related questions have cropped up regarding the level of protection offered by masks versus face shields. Equally important are issues of mask use and care.

Answers to these questions will be the subject of the next in a series of webinars WHSC is calling Confronting COVID-19. Be sure to register and tune in for what is sure to be a highly attended webinar.

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Confronting COVID-19: Mask selection, use and care
Thursday, August 13, 11:00 am – 11:30 am


Webinar participants are encouraged to pose questions and concerns. Webinar space is limited and offered to Ontario residents only.

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Streaming is available in real time to an unlimited Facebook audience. You can pose questions here too.
Following the webinar you can also visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel at your convenience to view it and others in our Confronting COVID-19 series. PowerPoint presentations from all COVID-19 sessions are also posted to our website.

WHSC virtual training & COVID-19 docs

WHSC webinars, our virtual training courses and many COVID-19 resources are made available during these unprecedented and challenging times to help ensure workers, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members and others have access to a trusted source of training and information. Register today for any one of a growing list of WHSC virtual classroom training courses. Be sure to download and share our resources widely. Follow us too on social media sites including Twitter where we share news and insights daily.

WHSC role

As Ontario’s only designated health and safety training centre, Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) supports workers, their representatives, supervisors, contractors and employers in every work sector with comprehensive training programs and information services. In all we do, we put workers first.  After all, it is their lives and livelihoods that are affected most when workplace hazards, including the COVID-19 virus, go uncontrolled.

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