COVID-19 Educational Series

EHSI is excited to provide a unique opportunity for small businesses to learn how to protect their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and comply with state and federal regulations. As part of this program, EHSI is providing a COVID-19 a series of webinars to help employers improve their knowledge regarding several aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the ultimate goal of helping employers protect their workers. Training provided by Shonnessy Gilmore, MPH, CIH, CSP, is designed to help a variety of businesses across Washington state navigate COVID-19 health and safety.

Speaker Bio

Shonnessy Gilmore is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with 8 years of industry experience in occupational health and safety. She holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Washington, focused in environmental microbiology and exposure sciences. She has a comprehensive scientific background in microbiology, biology, environmental science, environmental health, public health, and industrial hygiene. Her experience includes overseeing health and safety on construction projects at universities, airports, public works, military bases, and federal buildings. One of her passions is teaching health and safety classes that give viewers practical tips on how to protect themselves in their work environment.

Webinar 6: COVID-19 Virus Update (June 22nd, Noon-2:00)

This session will wrap up the series giving the most current information, research, and projections on the pandemic. This webinar will focus on future steps business may wish to take around COVID-19, as well as include an open Certified Industrial Hygienist question and answer session.

Webinars will be recorded and posted on YouTube and this website.

COVID-19 Education Blog

  • Is airflow a contributing factor in SARS-CoV-2 infection risk?
    A study1,2 written by Dr. Ju-Hyung Lee describes an experiment to investigate how airflow likely caused a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19) outbreak in a South Korean restaurant. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists worked to determine how far contaminated droplets can travel. Six feet is […]
  • Face Covering Debate
    The face covering debate has been raging for over a year now. Exactly how effective is one type over another at preventing the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19)?  Could cloth masks or face shields really prevent infection?  One study from the Health Effects Laboratory Division of […]
  • Reopening Dormant Buildings: Managing Mold, Legionella, and Water Quality Issues
    This webinar features best practices and lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for reopening buildings after a prolonged shutdown.

Recordings of Webinars

Webinar 1: Workplace Basics for Indoor Spaces

Webinar 2: Workplace Basics for Outdoor Spaces

Webinar 3: The Right Mask for the Job

Webinar 4: Ventilation, Barriers, and Engineering

Webinar 5: Navigating Safety Resources and Problem-Solving