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Able Safety Consulting - COVID 19 Awareness and Preparedness Training

COVID 19 Training About Awareness And Preparedness Qualification

You need to take this COVID-19 training seriously because the spread of the coronavirus is the most serious global health security threat in decades. More than 200,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. This is an awareness level training designed to inform workers about how to protect themselves and co-workers from exposure to the covid-19 virus. The goal is to increase health and safety awareness for responders and workers with potential exposure to covid-19. This COVID 19 training will also cover ICRA (infection control risk assessments). ICRA is a process used to identify and mitigate potential hazards in high risk environments. 


Employer and Worker Responsibilities

Employers and workers have the following responsibilities under the OSH act:

  • The occupational safety and health act requires that employers provide a safe and healthy workplace free of recognized hazards and follow OSHA standards. Employers responsibilities also include providing pandemic awareness training, medical examinations, and record keeping
  • Workers should participate in the development and implementation of the employer's safety and health policies and help ensure that they are appropriate and implemented. This includes promoting the use of all required gear and equipment, following safe work practices and reporting hazardous conditions. Workers have a right to report hazardous conditions to OSHA if employers do not fix them


COVID-19 Awareness and Preparedness Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this COVID 19 awareness and preparedness training, the student will be able to:

  • Explain basic facts about covid-19
  • Assess the risk of workplace exposure to covid-19
  • Define key steps in worker and protection infection control
  • Identify methods to prevent and respond to covid 19 exposure in the workplace

What you need: 

Webcam and/or Mircrophone for voice/face recognition (smart phone may be used)


What you get: 

Completion Certificate


Course Content

Title Page
Goal and learning objectives
Employer and worker responsibilities
Worldwide distribution map
How widespread could it get?
U.S. situation as of March 2020
U.S. distribution map
What can individuals do?
Five steps to proper handwashing
Precautionary principle
Title Page
What is SARS-CoV-2?
Incubation period
COVID-19 can cause mild to severe symptoms
Severe symptoms - emergency warning signs for COVID-19
What is a person under investigation?
Confirmed case
How long does SARS-CoV-2 survive outside of the body?
Increased risk of severe illness
Comparison SARS 1, MERS, SARS 2 (3/16/2020)
Seasonal flu vs. COVID-19
Seasonal flu vs. COVID-19
Pandemic influenza
Treatment and vaccines
Title Page
Key exposure factors in the workplace
High potential for exposure
High potential for exposure
Low potential for exposure
The next few slides will review key considerations for the health care and emergency services industries as well as continuity of operations and the role of public health.
Healthcare settings
Emergency services
Community/workplace connection
Critical infrastructure
Continuity of Operations (COOP)
Role of public health officials
Title Page
Key steps for managing epidemics in the workplace
Community spread can impact any workplace
Consider the impact on workers
Basic hygiene and social distancing
STOP shaking hands!
Key elements: COVID-19 workplace plan
Protecting workers
Engineering controls
Engineering controls for high exposure potential jobs
Administrative controls and work practices to reduce exposure
Additional administrative controls
Adjust policies to reduce exposures
OSHA PPE standard
Respirators (continued)
Respirators (continued)
Respiratory protection standard
Healthcare facility identification and isolation
PPE for jobs with high potential exposure
Training and drills
Prevention in all work settings
Protection of essential workers
OSHA Hazard Communication standard
Portable containers
Cal OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Disease (ATD) standard
Mental health & stress
Title Page
Program design
PSD guide training materials
For more information
Why this training tool was created