COURSE LIBRARY

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Federal and State regulations governing safety in the workplace

Airborne and droplet pathogens in healthcare facilities can be elusive. This course will discuss the difference between airborne and droplet transmission of diseases as well as the necessary precautions that apply to each mode of transmission. Topics covered will include the various types of airborne and droplet diseases. This course will also provide healthcare professionals with information regarding the prevention of both airborne and droplet diseases.


Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the types of airborne and droplet transmission.
  • Understand the different types of diseases that can be spread by airborne or droplet transmission.
  • Explain the specific precautions that reduce the transmission of pathogens.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

During this course, we will review the various types of allergic reactions associated with latex gloves, as well as, potential alternatives to latex glove products.
Topics covered will include: the three specific categories of latex allergies and the type of gloves that are recommended during specific procedures or potential exposures.


Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the types of gloves available to healthcare professionals.
  • Understand the different types of allergic reactions.
  • Identify potential alternatives to latex gloves.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

This course will Provide an explanation of the sources of BBP, methods of compliance with the standard, work practice and engineering controls, BBP Injury and Illness Prevention, incident procedures and record keeping. An additional chapter is available for compliance and understanding the transmission and prevention of exposure to Hepatitis (A/B/C), and Tuberculosis.


Duration: 15 min. Chapters: 1

This provides an explanation of the sources of BBP, methods of compliance with the standard work practice and engineering controls, BBP injury and Illness Prevention, incident procedures, and record keeping. An additional chapter is available for compliance with the Cal-OSHA and understanding the transmission and prevention of exposure to Hepatitis (A/B/C), and Tuberculosis.


Course Objectives:

  • Recognize what are Bloodborne Pathogens and how best to control exposure with methods of compliance.
  • Understand different Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that are used and other proper sanitation and container requirements.
  • Explain Employee and Employer responsibilities.
  • Identify specific additional state OSHA regulations (i.e. California).

Duration: 90 min. CE Credits: 1.5 Chapters: 6

Confined spaces have great potential for injuring employees and may be fatal. The proper training, safety equipment, and OSHA requirement guidelines are presented with real life scenarios.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand what constitutes confined spaces.
  • Explain how to protect employees and the public.
  • Identify preventative emergency and protective equipment.
  • Discuss written policies and procedures.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

Individuals who prepare, handle, or ship hazardous materials are mandated by Federal law to participate in a DOT training program. This DOT training course provides a comprehensive understanding of the guidelines set forth by the Department of Transportation regarding the handling of hazardous materials.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the guidelines concerning DOT regulations for hazardous materials.
  • Know the hazardous materials regulations classification system for hazardous materials.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of what needs to be listed on shipping papers for hazardous materials.
  • Understand the guidelines for marking containers holding the hazardous material with symbols that assist in identifying the packaged substance.
  • Understand the guidelines regarding placarding of hazardous materials packages.
  • List specific performance tests that should be performed for packages that would potentially be used for transporting hazardous materials.
  • Learn the regulations for transporting hazardous materials by highway, air, rail, and sea.

Duration: 150 min. CE Units: 2.5 Chapters: 10

Training employees is a fundamental part of the ergonomic process. This course explains basic concepts of the musculoskeletal system and associated disorders that can occur in the workplace. It also provides detailed information on preventative measures to help employees avoid musculoskeletal injuries.


Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Understand the risk factors that may contribute toward musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Explain the recommended prevention techniques to help reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries.
  • List the most common occupations associated with musculoskeletal injuries.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .50 Chapters: 2

It is the intent of OSHA for employers to identify and implement appropriate equipment and procedures to reduce or eliminate ergonomic hazards. Training employees is a fundamental part of the ergonomic process. This course explains basic concepts for the musculoskeletal system and associated disorders that can occurred in the workplace. It also provides detailed information on preventative measures to help employees avoid musculoskeletal injuries.


Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the basic anatomy of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Understand the risk factors that may contribute toward musculoskeletal injuries.
    Explain the recommended prevention techniques to help reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Identify the recommended prevention techniques to help reduce workplace musculoskeletal injuries within the dental industry.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

This informative module provides a comprehensive overview of fire prevention responsibilities, reporting of potential fire hazards, types of fire extinguishers, and what to do in the event of fire.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify and correct potential fire hazards.
  • Obtain information on creating a Fire Prevention Plan.
  • Learn what to do in the event of a fire.
  • Identify types and uses of fire extinguishers.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

The importance of hand washing and sanitizing is the number one priority for preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Statistical facts regarding hand hygiene are reviewed along with tips on encouraging staff to increase compliance, because the health and lives of others are literally held within their hands.


Course Objectives:

  • Review current issues identified by CDC regarding claims made by producers of antimicrobial hand soaps.
  • Review types of bacteria and diseases spread by hands.
  • Discuss use and types of hand sanitizers and proper hand washing.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapter: 2

This course provides guidance to individuals, including managers and employees, so that they can pre.


Duration: 30 min. Chapter: 1

Employers and employees will gain a full understanding of the “Right-to-Know” laws.
How to identify and create a hazardous communication plan, the use of Saftey Data Sheets (SDS), and the safe use, storage, and disposal of hazardous material and chemicals including the GHS standard.


Course Objectives:

  • Define hazardous materials, including a description of why certain materials are hazardous to healthcare workers.
  • Recognize the information that must be included on a safety data sheet for hazardous materials used in the work place.
  • Distinguish labeling responsibilities and label contents for hazardous materials used in the work place.
  • Cite the importance of using personal protective equipment that can assist in improving healthcare worker safety.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

This course covers the identifying of universal and hazardous waste and the amount of waste a first responder can safely handle for minor spills and general disposal. Highlights also include the proper documentation and packaging that is required.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn the regulations, regulatory authorities, and resources available to identify, segregate and dispose of hazardous waste.
  • Discusses the role of the FDA and NDC for all prescription, over-the-counter, and insulin products that are commercially distributed.
  • Learn the disposal of hazardous waste and universal waste at the work site location.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

Hazardous Waste Cleanup can be a dangerous job and it is important to train all employees who work around hazardous waste or hazardous materials what the proper steps are if they find themselves in a first responder sistuation. It does not take a professionaly trained first responder to take proper steps to ensure their safety and the safety of others before, during or after a hazardous materials exposure scenario.


Course Objectives:

  • Possess a basic understanding of the regulations, regulatory authorities, and resources available to identify, segregate, and dispose of hazardous waste that is present in the workplace.
  • Determine the types and amounts of accidental spills that can be safely handled and when to contact hazardous waste emergency responders
    Authority and role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Access and review Safety Data Sheets to determine if waste or spill is hazardous or potentially hazardous.
  • Determine if a waste is characteristic of a hazardous waste which requires being managed as a hazardous waste.
  • Perform spill containment and clean-up of minor and major spills of hazardous waste.
  • Contact a licensed hazardous waste company for emergency spill containment and clean-up and inform local government agencies.
  • Identify universal waste descriptions and the requirement to check with state and local regulations as there are variations to the standards.

Duration: 40 min. CE Credits: NA Chapters: 3

This course reviews guidelines categorizing pharmaceutical waste, maintaining and updating an inventory of pharmaceutical waste streams, managing waste storage sites and disposing of waste material. The guidelines provide suggestions on how to manage your program. Pharmaceutical waste that meet the requirements delineated in 40 CFR 261.33(e) (P list) or 40 CFR 261.33(f) (U list), or exhibits a characteristic of hazardous as defined in the 40 CFR 261 must be managed and disposed of in accordance to Federal, State, and local regulations.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to identify, segregate, and dispose of pharmaceutical waste.
  • Describe the classification of pharmaceutical waste.
  • Identify the use of Safety Data Sheets for determining the waste profile.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

The issues of identifying and preventing infections in healthcare environment and community best practices presented with references from the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.


Course Objectives:

  • Explain infection and infection control.
  • List the chain of infection.
  • Discuss hosts.
  • Know strategies that help eliminate the transmission of infections.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .5 Chapters: 2

The proper safeguards for electrical safety while working on equipment is required to protect the safety of the employee and others.
The process for Lock-Out/Tag-Out is reviewed along with examples of incidents that have seriously injured or caused the death of an employee from becoming complacent when working on powered equipment. This video will help employees remember the importance of consistently applying the OSHA standards.


Course Objectives:

  • Review OSHA.
  • List regulations for lock-out/tag out.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

In this video we cover the wide range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is used to protect employees and is required to be readily available at no cost to the employee based on their job duties. There are many opportunities for employees to be exposed to hazardous materials and unsafe working conditions.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn proper donning of PPE.
  • Learn about various types of PPE and how they prevent exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

In this course, we help the employee understand how to keep their workspace clear of clutter and trip hazards, proper footwear and attire to prevent injuries, and how to work with management to keep all work spaces clean and free of clutter – which adds to the overall professionalism customers will feel when they enter your establishment.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn about workplace accidents that involve slips, trips, and falls (STF’s) and their prevention.

Duration: 15 min. CE Credits: .25 Chapters: 1

If your work environment utilizes radiation in any form, your staff will benefit from understanding and preventing the short and long-term exposure issues associated with radiation.
Radiation safety is required by law, and both managers and employees must manage all radiation material, transmission equipment and waste according to federal and state regulations.


Course Objectives:

  • Learn the regulations and safety requirements for imaging standards for ionizing radiation, radioactive materials, and the use of x-rays equipment.
  • Review general orientation for the use of radioactive materials and radiation producing devices.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .50 Chapters: 2

Insight into the modes of transmission and types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for protecting yourself and others from HIV and other infections. Review the causes, symptoms, vaccinations, and treatment of Hepatitis, HIV (AIDS) and Tuberculosis, which are also known as Bloodborne Pathogens.


Course Objectives:

  • Review the causes, symptoms, vaccinations, and treatment of Hepatitis.
  • Review the causes, symptoms, vaccinations, and treatment of HIV (AIDS) and Tuberculosis.

Duration: 30 min. CE Credits: .50 Chapters: 2

We help you understand the classifications of waste streams, proper handling, segregation, and disposal. We also cover waste minimization and recycling techniques to measure and decrease the carbon footprint of your facility – no matter how large or small your organization is – we help you understand how to be 100% compliant and environmentally friendly.


Course Objectives:

  • Overview of the Regulated Medical Waste (RMW).
  • Overview of the Pharmaceutical waste classification and disposal requirements.
  • Overview of Universal Waste and its proper segregation and disposal.
  • Discuss recycling and conservation data and techniques to reduce waste sent to the landfill for disposal.

Duration: 60 min. CE Credits: 1.0 Chapters: 4