Cleaning for Health: Helping Essential Workers Identify Reservoirs for Germs

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Sep 26 2023


(Central European Time)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




ISSA Members: FREE
Nonmembers: €48.00

The cleaning industry are managers of safety and health in the built environment. Businesses can grow and prosper by understanding the reservoirs for germ survival and spread. This workshop closes gaps in current protections and controls for diseases transmissible by contact, droplet, and aerosol.

This training workshop consists of three sections:
  • What does it mean to recognise risk
  • How germs spread and make people sick
  • Human body and built environment reservoirs important for our industry and your business
In this workshop you will learn:
  • Germs need five elements to spread and cause infection.
  • There are four main pathways that spread germs.
  • Germs are found in certain places – called reservoirs – and need a pathway to spread to other places and people.
  • There are five reservoirs in the built environment that are important for infection control and cleaning for health.
  • Cleaning for health actions focuses on decreasing or eliminating the risk of germ survival and spread.
Event Pricing: 

Free for members, EUR 48 non-members.

This workshop is FREE for ISSA Members. To register as a member, please use the coupon code. Not a member yet? Reach out to [email protected] to learn more about ISSA membership or receive the discount code.

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Interested in registering a large group?
For inquries about group ordering, please contact the event organizer.


  • Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner
    Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner
    Senior Director of Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC)

    Certified Forensic Operator®️, Certified Bio-Forensic Restoration Specialist®️, Associate Professor, Penn State College of Medicine

    Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner has more than 30 years of technical experience in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and emergency management. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine and teaches three 15-week graduate courses on Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Terrorist Emergencies. In 2014 he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in teaching. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BBC, Canada CTV, Australia ABC, C-SPAN, and other news outlets to share his expertise on High Consequence Pathogens such as Coronavirus, Ebola, Influenza, Measles, Cholera, Zika and other global health threats. He served 12-years as an Officer in the Australian and British militaries and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the U.S. CDC in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Global Health Fellow with the United States Agency for International Development in Washington DC.

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