During the initial stages of the pandemic, IWA provided PPE giveaways to workers that included: masks, hand sanitizer, face shields, gloves and informational flyers.
IWA hosted various COVID19 Workplace certificate trainings where workers learned how to:
Assess risk factors for work-related exposure to COVID19
Define protective measures employers should implement applicable to their industry
Understand workers rights to a safe and healthful workplace
Identify methods to prevent and respond to COVID19 exposure in the workplace
Review strategies for protecting mental health during the crisis
Additionally, IWA created a hotline to aid workers on reporting workplaces that were not complying with required state COVID19 workplace safety guidelines, report a possible COVID19 outbreak, or if you have a concern that your workplace is not following public health rules regarding face coverings and/or capacity limits.
Certified Illinois COVID19 Ambassadors
IWA was recognized by IDPH for our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by promoting and sharing critical information and resources thereby keeping communities across Illinois safe during these challenging times.
COVID19 Workplace Certificate Training
Once certified, IWA was able to provide trainings to help workers become COVID19 Ambassadors for Illinois.
COVID19 Workplace Safety
IWA provided a hotline for workers to call if their employers were not following the state guidelines for COVID19.