An Ounce of Prevention: Using Personal Protective Equipment is the Cure

An Ounce of Prevention: Using Personal Protective Equipment is the Cure

 
Dr. Jeff Bender, co-director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and Carolyn Sheridan, Founder and President of the Ag Health and Safety Alliance are teaching a course on prevention and protection – protecting workers and those involved in outbreak response from further transmitting disease. Recent outbreaks of Ebola and Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza highlight the need to have a trained workforce familiar with principles to protect workers and those involved in the response.

Minimizing Transmission of Infectious Diseases During Outbreaks is offered the second week of the Public Health Institute at the University of Minnesota, May 28-31, 2019. This hands on course will review case studies documenting potential spread of infectious agents and discuss which personal protective equipment would be indicated in a variety of field settings (focusing on field and agricultural exposure settings).This course is intended for public health, health care professionals, veterinarians, and agricultural industry professionals.

Staying current with personal protective equipment and disinfection principles is the ounce of prevention needed to stay safe during outbreaks. Learn more to keep you and your workforce safe and healthy.

Three PHI courses are being taught by UMASH research experts.

  • Epidemiology of Foodborne Pathogens
    Week 1: May 20 – 24, 2019
    Kirk Smith
  • Minimizing Transmission of Infectious Diseases During Outbreaks
    Week 2: May 28 – 31, 2019
    Jeffrey Bender and Carolyn Sheridan
  • Surveillance of Zoonotic Pathogens in Animals
    Week 2: May 28 – 31, 2019
    Scott Wells and Joni Scheftel