Press Release

ACGIH® PRESENTS ZIKA VIRUS: AN EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EPIDEMIOLOGY, RISKS AND PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE WEBINAR

Cincinnati, Ohio — March 28, 2017 — ACGIH® will present Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace on May 23, 2017 at the following times:

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain Time
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace will present the history and evolution of the Zika Virus including understanding the geographic areas and populations at risk, the epidemiology of the disease, modes of transmission, case definitions, clinical presentation, health effects, surveillance and prevention in the workplace and in the community.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe how the Zika Virus is transmitted
  • Identify current geographic distribution and possible spread of the virus
  • Identify the symptoms and potential complications of a Zika infection
  • Recognize the special risks during pregnancy
  • Discuss key prevention and protection strategies for Zika
  • Develop risk communication messages for the workplace

ACGIH® is pleased to offer webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.

Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP will present this webinar.

Rachel Rubin, MD, MPH, FACP is a senior Public Health Medical Officer with the Cook County Department of Public Health and holds faculty appointments at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health and Rush University Medical College.  Dr. Rubin’s area of responsibility within the health department includes oversight for the Communicable Diseases and Environmental Health Services units.  She is also a practicing internist and specialist in Occupational Medicine.  Dr. Rubin trained at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and has worked for the Cook County Health system for most of her career.  In addition, Dr. Rubin spent two years in Mozambique working as a Public Health specialist and the district medical chief.  Dr. Rubin is a 12-year member of ACGIH® and is currently serving as Chair of the ACGIH® Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee.

This webinar contains 1.0 contact hour and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit.  See the ABIH website (www.abih.org) for CM credit criteria.  This webinar may also qualify for BCSP recertification points for Certified Safety Professionals.  Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from
ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation.  Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items. 

For more detailed information about the Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at rpeltier@acgih.org or 513-742-2020.

To register for this exciting event, visit the ACGIH® website at http://www.acgih.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/zika_virus_webinar.

ACGIH® is a  501(c)(3) charitable scientific organization that advances occupational and environmental health. ACGIH® is one of the industry’s leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at www.acgih.org or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.

Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director
513-742-6161
abloomhuff@acgih.org