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Able Safety Consulting - COVID 19 Returning to Work for Employers

Covid 19 Returning to Work for Employers

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 class 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 responsibilites 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 training, medical examinations, and record keeping
  • Workers should participate in the development and implementation of the employer's safety and health polocies 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 online Covid-19 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