We all would love to get back to work, yet we do want to get back to work safely. Many of us have been discussing this since the beginning of our industry shutdown, yet very few if any of us have prior experience with things like infection control.
Rightway Consulting is an OSHA compliance consulting company that educates businesses listed under General Industry, safe practices in the workplace. I, Samantha Isom am an image-maker (Photographer/DP/Director) with 30 years in the commercial photo/video world. I partnered with the founder of Rightway Consulting to provide information in order to help us in the production industry, build a safer work environment amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Your instructor, John Cordes, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Safety Trainer for General Industry and an active member of the National Safety Council (NSC) with over 20 years of overall experience and a solid 11 years focusing on I.C. (Infection Control).
John and I have built a training course culminating with a certificate of course completion, to help us make our sets safer. This course teaches the basics of infection control and specifically as it relates to COVID-19. Counties and states have begun releasing their protocols for reopening. This changes daily, so please check with your local film office or state to keep updated on their guidelines and to check if there are any mandates (laws) required for our industry.
The information in this program is based on the education and experience of John Cordes, OSHA Authorized Outreach Safety Trainer for General Industry, and represents the best practices at the time of the program's presentation. The materials have been created in light of OSHA's (late) June 2020 guidelines and recommendations for workplace safety, and they do not guarantee the prevention of disease spread. No webinar can adequately cover the nuances of every situation you may encounter, especially given the extensive uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 itself. By participating in this webinar, you understand and agree that the organizers, presenters, and their associates cannot be held liable for any illness or infection that may occur within your business.
Some of the topics covered are:
- Review the Chain of Infection
- Epidemiology of this current strain of Coronavirus 2 (COVID-19)
- Discusses the main strategies of Exposure Control- Elaborate on : Engineering Controls,(Physical barriers etc.)
- Preventative measures(How to mitigate contamination potential) (PPE, EPA approved disinfectants, Arriving/leaving, Transport)
- Hair and Makeup(Focus on PPE and disinfection
- Catering/Crafty(preventative measures suggestions)
- Masks- explain the various functions and ratings of masks as to help you make an educated decision on your selection along with additional OSHA requirements if N95 (or similar)
- Explaining the position of : A Health Services Team or Individual + Their duties: * Establish a screening program for Pre and Post-production (with CDC Recommendations)
- Helping each department to use critical thinking in making wise decisions for their production environment
- Wardrobe: review quarantine vs steam vs UVC
- " Tool Kit": PPE (review various types) no-touch thermometer etc.
- Sterilization of equipment vs disposable
- Risk levels Provided by the CDC
- OSHA Current record keeping requirements
- Q & A
PICC June 29th, 2020 Video