Occupational COVID-19

30 Sep, 2021

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Failure to consider, recognise, and appraise clinically occupational exposures as potential causes of almost any pattern of lung disease are common training and professional deficiencies among pulmonary clinicians worldwide.


  • Introduction by the Chair, Sara De Matteis – 2 minutes
  • Occupational COVID-19: epidemiology and clinical presentation – Rafael E. de la Hoz – 20 minutes
    Objectives: describe the epidemiology of occupational COVID-19, and its closely related social determinants
  • Occupational COVID-19:  from exposure to prevention – Kevin Fennelly – 20 minutes
    Objectives: describe the science behind occupational transmission of respiratory pathogens, and consider the hierarchy of exposure controls to prevent future similar episodes
  • Q&A – 15 minutes
  • Take home messages and closing – 3 minutes

Learning outcomes

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Appraise the occupational burden of COVID-19 on workers in different economic sectors, and some social determinants of that burden.
  • Describe the exposures and preventive strategies that might lead to improved preparedness for future epidemics/pandemics.