A conversation with Dr. Amber H. Mitchell, President & Executive Director, International Safety Center
Hosted by Ben Favret Founder & CEO of VESTEX Protects.
This discussion will:
- Address how uniforms and apparel acquire and spread viruses and bacteria that can cause infections and illnesses in workers and the community.
- Show how to differentiate between scientifically proven, effective, and safe, technologies that provide microbial protection to wearers and the community compared to empty claims that some manufacturers and technologies may make.
- Present a National Call to Action that addresses the emerging frontier of textile technologies that can reduce microbial contamination on apparel.
Amber Hogan Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH
Dr. Mitchell's career has been focused on public health and occupational safety and health related to preventing infectious disease. She is currently President and Executive Director of the International Safety Center and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Occupational Health and Safety section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She is also a Senior Science Adviser for the NIEHS Worker Training Program for COVID-19 response. Dr. Mitchell holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and has published multiple peer reviewed articles and a book chapter on the role of apparel and textiles in transmission of pathogens.