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What is Healthcare Worker SafetyOccupational Safety & Healthcare Training for Healthcare Professionals

Did you know that healthcare industry workers had one of the highest rates of injury and illnesses?

 In 2010, the healthcare and social assistance industry reported more injury and illness cases than any other private industry sector — 653,900 cases. 

Healthcare workers face a number of serious safety and health hazards. They include bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards, potential chemical and drug exposures, waste anesthetic gas exposures, respiratory hazards, ergonomic hazards from lifting and repetitive tasks, laser hazards, workplace violence, hazards associated with laboratories, and radioactive material and x-ray hazards. Some of the potential chemical exposures include formaldehyde, used for preservation of specimens for pathology; ethylene oxide, glutaraldehyde, and peracetic acid used for sterilization; and numerous other chemicals used in healthcare laboratories.

We offer a number of programs centered around healthcare safety. They include the following and additional growing healthcare concerns:

  •  OSHA 10-Hour Nursing Healthcare Facility Safety Training This Occupational Safety and Health training course is designed specifically for healthcare workers. The training will cover many of the current OSHA standards with specific application to healthcare industry. The purpose of this training program is to enhance employee’s awareness of potential health and safety hazards in their workplace and how these hazards can be eliminated or minimized, in order to achieve better patient care and organizational goals.
  •  Accident Investigation A study of current incident/accident investigation techniques and “root cause” analysis. Topics include forms, questioning witnesses, and report writing. It covers personal injury and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Back Injury Prevention/ Lifting Instruction is provided on how to perform a proper lift, injury prevention methods, and techniques to prevent injuries.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Any employee who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials is required to have training. Participants will receive information about work site hazards, terminology, proper labeling, handling and disposal procedures, and the exposure control plan.
  • Chemical Safety This course provides required awareness training in occupational hazards common to the handling chemicals, methods used for evaluating and minimizing chemical exposure, measures that protect against chemical hazards, safe practices for chemical storage and waste disposal, and the correct response to emergency situations involving chemical spills.
  • Compressed Gases The goal of this course is to make all employees aware of the safety requirements when working with or around Compressed Gas.
  • Conducting Effective Workplace Safety Inspections This course explains the importance of conducting in-house work place/ jobsite safety and health inspections and audits. A variety of techniques and procedures will emphasize the importance of employer’s safety committee members, safety directors and other responsible persons involved in exposing hazardous conditions during safety and health audits. Class discussion of proper hazard abatement methods will be conducted following a class safety and health inspection of a worksite.
  • Confined Space Entry Awareness This course provides attendees with basic training on safety and health issues relative to confined spaces. The training addresses recognition and control of confined space hazards, entry permits, and related emergencies.
  • Confined Space Entry- Permit Required The course covers the hazards posed by Permit-Required Confined Spaces to employees during entry. It also covers the responsibilities of the Space Entrant, Attendant, or Entry Supervisor before, during, and after the space entry.
  • Drug and Alcohol CDL Supervisor training This class is designed to train managers and supervisors on how to recognize employees when they are observed unfit for duty because of the effects of drugs or alcohol. Supervisors and Managers will be made aware of the various CDL regulatory requirements to ensure a drug free work environment. They will also become familiar with the procedures for testing and referring CDL employees who test positive for the presence of drugs or alcohol in their body.
  • Electrical Safety This information will assist in developing or improving the electrical maintenance program at your agency. Topics covered include recognition, evaluation and control of hazards, deenergizing equipment, and personal protective equipment.
  • Emergency Response Each employee will recognize their employer’s responsibilities for communicating the emergency action plan, list their responsibilities in the action plan, identify requirements for alarm systems, recognize the elements of the fire prevention plan, and state responsibilities for responding to weather-related disasters, natural disasters, bomb threats, fire, workplace violence, and hazardous material incidents
  • Ergonomics in the Workplace Ergonomics is the science of adapting the work to the worker. This class will help you identify potential hazards by worksite analysis and understand how to correct them through control measures, employee training, and workplace monitoring.
  • Effective Workplace Safety Management Systems This course is designed to help employers understand federal and state requirements for safety and health programs. The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to develop, implement, and maintain an effective Safety and Health Management System. Emphasis will be placed on a proactive approach to safety and health management. Course curriculum includes, Job Hazard Analysis, Developing Safety and Health Programs, Developing an Annual Safety Action Plan, and discussion about the Benefits of an Effective Safety and Health Management System.
  • Fire Prevention and Control This course will familiarize participants with state fire protection laws, rules, fire codes, features of fire protection, and licensing requirements. Participants will gain a better understanding of fire protection and their workplace fire safety responsibilities.
  • First Aid/ CPR Each employee will learn how to initially respond to an accident or injury situation, become aware of first aid guidelines and “good practices, ” and be able to properly treat injuries and respond to emergencies. This practical hands-on CPR course will instruct how to respond confidently to a respiratory, cardiac or choking emergency until professional medical help arrives. This course is based on the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association guidelines.
  • Hand Tool Training This class covers different types of tools and how to select and inspect each. It discusses the basic skills in hazard recognition and control, plus the use, storage, and maintenance requirements.
  • Hazard Communication This class is designed to educate employees on the importance and benefits of properly recognizing and safely working with hazardous materials. Topics include the hazards of chemicals, warning labels, MSDS, exposure situations, and hazard prevention and protection.
  • Hazardous Materials Safety This class teaches basic safety precautions relative to the handling of hazardous materials in the workplace.
  • Hazardous Materials Spill Response / Hazardous Waste Management This course instructs the participant on the proper methodologies for cleaning up small spills of hazardous materials. Included is hazard assessment, PPE selection, clean up materials, and proper packaging and containerization of clean up materials. This course additionally instructs participants on the proper management of hazardous waste. This includes identification, containerization, labeling, storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(a) through (p). This course does not encompass refresher training for persons subject to 29 CFR 1910-120(q)–that is, those who engage in emergency response to hazardous substances incidents.
  • Hearing Conservation The goal of this introductory course is to enable the employee to correctly apply the principles of hazard recognition, risk management, and rights and responsibilities when working in areas where noise is a hazard.
  • Heat and Cold Stress The goal of this course is to reduce the financial and personnel cost of personal injuries on the job resulting in lost workdays due to heat and cold stress illnesses.
  • Incident Investigation This lesson covers the purpose for conducting an incident investigation, the procedures to follow, and what information should be determined during the investigation. It also covers who to interview, how to properly conduct the interview, and how to complete an investigation report and recommend corrective action following the investigation.
  • Indoor Air Quality Participants will come away from this course with an explanation the consequences of contamination, and covers the causes and sources of major indoor air contaminants. It also covers health effects and major risks of contamination and how exposure controls help maintain good indoor air quality.
  • Industrial Ergonomics To minimize the possibility of employee accidents and illness due to chronic work-related physical and psychological stresses and maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) This course teaches participants to minimize/eliminate hazards by identifying them with JSAs. Participants will learn how to break a job’s performance into its basic parts (steps), and how to identify the key points of a job.
  • Laboratory Safety This course covers all of the materials in the realm of laboratory safety standards including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), relative fire safety, storage, disposal, spills and record keeping.
  • Ladder Safety Learn common hazards associated with ladder work and how to follow safe practices to reduce these hazards. Also learn the fall protection requirements associated with ladder work and when and how to inspect ladders.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets The more you know about the materials you work with, the more you can protect yourself from their dangers. One way to understand these materials is to read their Material Safety Data Sheets. This course will review the new standardized format for MSDSs developed by the Chemical Manufacturers Association and will teach you how to work more safely with materials.
  • Office Ergonomics To minimize the possibility of employee accidents and illness due to chronic work-related physical and psychological stresses and maximize productivity and efficiency.
  • Personal Protective Equipment The goal of this introductory course is to protect employees from work-related illness and injury. The student learns how to determine what personal protective equipment is required to perform a particular job, to inspect this equipment for defects before donning it, and how to determine when this equipment needs to be replaced.
  • Respiratory Protection The most recent advances in respirator technology, updated fit testing methods, and more effective methods to use respirators are discussed. It will assist organizations in managing their respirator programs and help employees use, maintain, and store equipment properly.
  • Safety Audits/ Inspections The goal of this course is to provide awareness training for managers, supervisors, and general employees on the importance of safety audits and how to plan and conduct an audit.
  • Safety Meetings This course is designed to help organizations generate and maintain interest in safety meetings. It will provide suggestions for developing timely and entertaining topics, increasing attendance and getting safety meeting information to those employees unable to attend.
  • Security Awareness This course is designed to help organizations become more aware of security issues in light of the Sept. 11th incident and will focus on modifications to buildings to heighten the level of security awareness. This class is designed for those individuals who have duties pertaining to security, law enforcement, violence assessment, management, supervision and/or safety.
  • Slips, Trips and Falls The goal of this introductory course is to teach employees to identify safe and correct methods for using portable ladders and scaffolds. The student learns to identify good housekeeping practices to prevent accidents, as well as safe procedures for working on elevated surfaces.
  • Supervisor Responsibility This course was developed to give supervisory personnel training in the core courses they will need to comply with their responsibilities under the loss prevention program. This course covers: Accident Investigation; Accident Reporting; Safety Meetings; Safety Inspections; JSAs; Training; and other related information supervisor.

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