Infectious Disease Hazards in Construction - Free IN-PERSON Class

Event Start Date: 9/28/2023 7:30 AM

Event End Date: 9/28/2023 11:30 AM

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This class is held IN-PERSON at our training center in Hillside, Illinois. Check the calendar for virtual options. 

This free half-day course is designed to educate workers how to identify and manage infectious disease hazards that may lurk at a construction site and to protect the public when performing construction in a healthcare setting.  Infectious disease hazards pose an invisible threat to workers and may cause illness or death. This class reveals the hidden risks to workers and explains how exposure can affect one’s health and livelihood. The class describes OSHA requirements, best practices and identifies the components of control plans to identify hazards and prevent exposure.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify common viral / bacterial / fungal diseases and their methods of transmission
  • Evaluate a work environment’s potential for harboring an infectious disease
  • Know what protective equipment and practices to use to prevent infection
  • Know OSHA’s requirements for medical surveillance

Language:   This course is taught in English.   

Target Audience:  This class will benefit anyone in construction, and particularly those who work in sites that are at high risk of harboring infectious diseases such as hospitals, older existing structures, outdoor areas, or worksites with high risk of exposure to biohazards.

Prerequisites:  None

Minimum Class Size:  3

Maximum Class Size:  40

Course Length:   4 hours (not including break)

Format:  Lecture, Discussion,  Audio/Visual

Exam(s):  written


OSHA Disclaimer
This couse and all materials were produced under grant number
SH-369871-HA1, from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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