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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Workplace

Course Summary

Contact or exposure to bodily fluids and dangerous levels of bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms can cause infection and lead to the spread of pathogens from one patient to another. Other hazardous materials commonly found in healthcare facilities are cleaning products, medications, and substances used in therapeutic procedures. A healthcare facility is a place for healing but it is also a place where the health of the employees is at risk. Needlestick injuries are a frequent occurrence in healthcare facilities; using and disposing of needles and sharps have decreased the rate of needlestick injuries, but they are still common. All healthcare workers are required to know how to recognize, handle, and dispose of hazardous materials and how to avoid dangerous exposure.

Course Objectives
  • Describe why illness or injury occurs in a healthcare facility
  • Explain workplace ergonomics to reduce injury in the workplace
  • Identify when exposure to an infection or hazardous material is suspected or has occurred
Course Syllabus
  • Introduction
  • OSHA Standards
  • Workplace Hazards, Healthcare Facilities, and OSHA
  • OSHA Standard CFR 1910.1030 - Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Universal Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • OSHA and Ergonomics
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Kristina (Tia) Neu

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