School Worker Health & Safety: COVID-19 Vaccinations
UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program's School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program
April 7, 2021, 7:00:00 PM
Dr. Robert Harrison
Dr. Harrison has been with the California Department of Public Health and on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine since 1984. He established the UCSF Occupational Health Services where he has diagnosed and treated thousands of work and environmental injuries and illnesses. He has designed and implemented numerous medical monitoring programs for workplace exposures, and has consulted widely with employers, health care professionals, and labor organizations on the prevention of work- related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Harrison has led many work and environmental investigations of disease outbreaks. He has served as a technical and scientific consultant to Federal OSHA and CDC/NIOSH, and was a member of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. His research interests include the collection and analyses of California and national data on the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses. Dr. Harrison has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and more than 40 book chapters/contributed articles/letters to the editor. He is the co-editor of the most recent edition of the textbook Occupational and Environmental Medicine (McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY, 2014).
About the webinar:
The LOHP School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) program is a state-wide initiative that helps school districts reduce injury and illness among school employees. This webinar with Dr. Robert Harrison will discuss pathways for protecting teachers and staff in schools, including the use of vaccination to offer a layer of protection. Learners will also explore the science of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine efficacy, and COVID-19 variants of concern. Infection tracking and monitoring strategies will also be discussed.
School Resources: https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/
CDPH Guidance for Schools: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19-K12-Schools-InPerson-Instruction.aspx
- Identify pathways for protecting teachers and staff in schools, including the use of vaccination to offer a layer of protection
- Discuss COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, science, and COVID-19 variants of concern
- Describe infection tracking and monitoring strategies in schools