COVID19 Workplace Preparation
This course introduces staff to Infectious Disease Prevention and Response (IDPR) planning for the control of COVID19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace.
The course provides a general awareness of COVID19 related preventative measures, the OSHA COVID online resources, and the CDC information website.
Who is this Course for?
The COVID19 Workplace Preparation Training is for any person who may come into contact with COVID19 when doing their job.
This includes but is not limited to janitorial and housekeeping employees, cleaners, custodians, restaurant and food industry workers, teachers and daycare facility workers, factory workers, office workers and also those in many other industries.
Training Time: COVID19 Workplace Preparation
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COVID19 Workplace Preparation Course Outline
Our interactive Online COVID19 Workplace Preparation Training provides the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting COVID19.
Each module has several lessons. Lessons contains 100% interactive ‘micro-learning’ content broken down into bite-sized chunks.
Each module ends with a short quiz when the content is fresh in your mind rather than a long exam at the end of the course. The average time to complete the course is about 2 hours.
You can see what is covered in the lessons below.
Infectious Disease Prevention and Planning
A short overview of the course and learning outcomes. Overview of the OSHA developed infectious disease preparedness and response planning guidance.
Learn what COVID19 is and the associated symptoms.
Learn how COVID19 is spread and the risk factors associated with the different types of transmission.
Learn about the impacts of COVID19 on the workplace.
This section describes basic steps that every employer can take to reduce the risk of worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in their workplace.
Learn about the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in states throughout the country.
Exposure Control Strategies
Occupational safety and health professionals use a framework called the “hierarchy of controls” to select ways of controlling workplace hazards. This lesson explores the hierarchy of controls including elimination, substition, engineering, warnings, administration and PPE controls.
While engineering and administrative controls are considered more effective in minimizing exposure to viruses, PPE may also be needed to prevent certain exposures. This module explores PPE in more detail.
This module focusses on the different types of respiratory protection, when each type should be used, fit-testing requirements, inspection requirements and training requirements.
Risk Levels and Respiratory Protection
Worker risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, during an outbreak may vary from very high to high, medium, or lower (caution) risk.
How to protects workers of different types in the jobs classified at High or Very Hcigh Exposure Risk categories.
Advice for employers with workers living abroad or traveling on international business.
Learn about the existing OSHA standards that may apply to protecting workers from exposure to infectious diseases.
Educating employees about exposure to infectious diseases and the IDPR Plan is accomplished using three primary strategies: instruction, training, and evaluation.
Returning to Work
Explore in detail the nine guiding principles and criteria for relaxing restrictions advised by OSHA to slow the spread of COVID19.
Learn the minimum criteria and responsibilities recommended for reopening.
View detailed guidelines for all three phases of reopening.
Learn the answers to the most frequenetly asked questions about preparing and reopening a workplace after COVID19.