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OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards

Online Training & Certification Course
Snakes, Insects, Rodents and Poisonous Plants

This course describes general aspects of biological hazards, such as viruses and bacteria, snakes, spiders, mice and rats, plants that produce toxins and allergens, etc. and how they can affect the safety and health of workers. The approach is to cover hazard identification, avoidance, and control. See "Course Topics" below for a complete list of what's included.

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$29.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

Yourself
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Yourself & Others
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Governing regulations.

Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act, often referred to as the General Duty Clause, requires employers to "furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees". Section 5(a)(2) requires employers to "comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act".

Who must take this training?
Any worker that are potentially exposed to biological hazards as part of their job must take this course.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • Hazards overview
    • Biological
    • Physical
    • Chemical
    • Ergonomic
  • Biological hazards
    • Microorganisms
      • Viruses
      • Bacteria
      • Algae
      • Fungi
      • Protozoa
      • Ways to get exposed to hazardous microorganisms
    • Plants
      • Toxin producing
        • Poison ivy
        • Poison oak
        • Poison sumac
        • Ways to get exposed to toxin producing plants
        • Symptoms of exposure
        • Steps to take if exposed
        • Symptoms of an extreme allergic reaction
        • Allergic responses
      • Allergen producing
        • Distribution of allergens
        • Symptoms of exposure
    • Insects and arachnids
      • Insects
        • Ants
          • Fire Ants
          • Steps to take if bitten
        • Mosquitoes
          • Diseases mosquitoes can transmit to humans
          • Steps to take if bitten
        • Wasps
        • Bees
          • Africanized honey bees
          • Steps to take if bitten
      • Arachnids
        • Scorpions
          • Symptoms of bites
          • Steps to take if bitten
        • Spiders
          • Black widow
          • Brown recluse
          • Symptoms of bites
          • Steps to take if bitten
        • Ticks
          • Diseases ticks can transmit to humans
          • Steps to take if you find a tick on you
      • Diseases that can be transmitted by insects
        • Saint Louis Encephalitis
          • What it is
          • How it's transmitted
          • Symptoms
        • West Nile virus
          • What it is
          • How it's transmitted
          • Symptoms
        • Lyme disease
          • What it is
          • How it's transmitted
          • Symptoms
    • Reptiles
      • Venemous Snakes
        • Rattlesnake
        • Cotton mouth
        • Copperhead
        • Coral snake
        • Snake bite symptoms
        • Steps to take if bitten
    • Aquatic animals
    • Mammals
    • Protein allergens
  • Hazards controls
    • Engineering controls
    • Administrative controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (or PPE)
    • Tips for dealing with specific biological hazards
      • General
      • Microorganisms
      • Poisonous plants
      • Allergens
      • Biting or stinging insects, and arachnids
      • Snakes
      • Rodents, wildlife, and stray animals
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards Training course consists of content, graphics, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 1 hour to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.

Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Outdoor Biological Hazards. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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