WEBINAR - Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace


This webinar 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.

Learning Objectives

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

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Industrial Hygienists
Safety Professionals
General OHS Professionals
Occupational Health Nurses
Occupational Physicians
Healthcare Workers
Outdoor Workers

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1 hour in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with an audio telephone link similar to that of a conference call.

Audio Option

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.*

*Connection from outside the U.S. and Canada will be via streaming audio only.


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.