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The primary OSHA regulation for the use of PPE is OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132, which states, in part, that protective equipment, including PPE for eyes, face, head, and extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices, and protective shields and barriers, shall be provided, used and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation, or physical contact.
Who must take this course?
Personal protective equipment protects healthcare workers against hazards in the workplace. These hazards range in nature from microorganisms to soiled laundry. Without PPE, the risks associated with these hazards include infection, disease, and physical harm such as lacerations and chemical burns.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours 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 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 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Using PPE, like gloves, gowns, surgical masks, and protective eyewear, can reduce or eliminate the risks associated with these hazards. Personal protective equipment, when used properly, reduces exposure to hazards by creating a barrier between the worker and the harmful material. Gloves protect the hands, gowns or aprons protect the skin and clothing, masks and respirators protect the mouth and nose, goggles protect the eyes, and face shields protect the entire face. When healthcare workers know the type of PPE to use and understand how administrative and engineering controls can also work to reduce hazards, everyone is safer.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to PPE for Healthcare Workers Safety Training
- Key Terms
- Applicable Regulations
- Personal Protective Equipment-Overview
- When Is PPE Necessary?
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Infectious Disease
- PPE Use
- Toxic Materials and Chemicals
- Types of Hazards and Choosing the Right PPE
- Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
- Cleaning Detergents
- Chemotherapy Drugs
- Harmful Dust
- Impact Injuries
- Laser Hazards
- Employer Responsibilities
- Personal Protective Plan Program
- Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
- Providing PPE
- When an Employer Is Not Responsible for Providing PPE
- Selecting PPE and Ensuring Its Proper Use
- Making PPE Accessible to Workers
- Proper Care of PPE
- Useful life and Limitations of Equipment
- Cleaning, Laundering, and Disposing of PPE
- Repair and Replacement
- Training Requirements
- Risks Associated with Not Wearing PPE
- Severe Cuts or Lacerations and Abrasions
- Chemical and Thermal Burns
- Employee Responsibilities
- Additional Resources
Employers should make sure that each employee demonstrates an understanding of the PPE training as well as the ability to properly wear and use PPE before the employee is allowed to perform work requiring the use of the PPE. If an employer believes that a previously trained employee is not demonstrating the proper understanding and skill level in the use of PPE, that employee should receive retraining.
Other related Compliance Training Online® courses (see our complete list of courses) include:
- OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens
- OSHA Electrical Safety
- Workplace First Aid
- Handling Medical Hazardous Waste
- Healthcare GHS Hazard Communication
- OSHA GHS Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
- HIPAA Privacy & Security Training
- OSHA Laser Safety
- Medical Laser Safety Officer
- OSHA Dental & Medical Office Hazards
- OSHA Office Ergonomics
- RCRA Training