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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 course?
Any worker that are potentially exposed to biological hazards as part of their job must take this course.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards Training certificate and wallet card.
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.
Each student will receive 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards Training course consists of content, graphics, and a final exam.
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.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- what a biological hazard is
- how workers can be exposed to such hazards
- recognizing these hazards:
- harmful plants
- insects and arachnids (e.g. spiders, ticks)
- snakes and other reptiles
- animal parts (e.g. dander, feces)
- related terms including non-permit and permit spaces,
- hazard controls, including:
- administrative/work practices and procedures
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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.
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- OSHA Aerial Boom Lift Safety
- Arc Flash Safety
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
- OSHA Cold Stress & Injury Safety
- OSHA Confined Space Entry
- OSHA Confined Space Competent Person/Supervisor
- OSHA Cranes, Derricks & Hoists
- OSHA Dipping, Coating, and Cleaning Operations Training
- OSHA Eye & Face Protection
- OSHA General & Maritime Silica Safety
- OSHA Fork Lift Training
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- OSHA Hearing Conservation & Protection
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- Industrial Laser Safety Officer
- OSHA Labor & Industry Ergonomics
- OSHA Ladder & Stairway Safety
- OSHA Laser Safety
- OSHA Lockout Tagout
- OSHA Machine Guarding
- Medical Laser Safety Officer
- OSHA Mold Abatement, Remediation & Removal
- OSHA Oil and Gas Extraction
- OSHA Trenching & Excavation Safety
- Workplace First Aid