OSHA Awareness Training

OSHA Awareness Training

Course Overview

This OSHA training awareness course is intended to keep medical assistants and other allied healthcare professionals aware of OSHA and its importance in a healthcare setting. It is developed for front-line healthcare personnel and volunteers who work with, and may be exposed to, potentially infectious medical waste in any area of allied healthcare.

Course Accreditation

This course has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1 general CEUs. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the course content or the course provider.

Author Information

Brian Dickens – MBA, PHD, NATIONALLY REGISTERED CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT (NRCMA)
Medical Program Director
Dr. Brian Dickens is a Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) and subject matter expert in the medical assisting and allied health fields.

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Disclosure statement: Dr. Brian Dickens reports having no financial or advisory relationship with any corporate, medical, or political organization doing work related to this educational activity or other business activity.

Approval Number:

137919

Intended Audience

This OSHA training awareness course is intended to keep medical assistants and other allied healthcare professionals aware of OSHA and its importance in a healthcare setting. It is developed for front-line healthcare personnel and volunteers who work with, and may be exposed to, potentially infectious medical waste in any area of allied healthcare. Examples of covered workers include those who work in or are:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Allied health schools
  • Students
  • Solo and group practices
  • Volunteers

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education course, medical assistants, and allied healthcare professionals
will be able to explain the importance of OSHA regulations in providing a safe and healthful workplace
for healthcare workers covered by OSHA, as well as:

  • Explain why OSHA is important to workers
  • Explain workers’ rights under OSHA
  • Discuss employers’ responsibilities under OSHA
  • Discuss the use of OSHA standards
  • Explain OSHA standards
  • Explain how OSHA inspections are performed
  • Understand the rules regarding employee workplace safety
  • Utilize helpful worker safety and health resources

Course Outline

  • 1. History
  • 2. Rights
  • 3. Infectious and contaminated items and materials
  • 4. Exposure
  • 5. Standard vs universal precautions
  • 6. Sanitization, disinfection, and sterilization
    • a. Hand washing etiquette
    • b. Decontamination and sterilization
  • 7. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • 8. Respiratory etiquette
  • 9. Parenteral exposure
  • 10. Plan of action if you are exposed
  • 11. Conclusion

Disclaimer:

This is a summary of key elements of the OSHA and not a complete or comprehensive guide to OSHA compliance. Entities regulated by OSHA are obligated to comply with all of its applicable requirements and should not rely on this program as a source of legal information or advice.
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