Infectious Disease Training & Certification
Whether you want infectious disease training and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the infectious disease safety training you want in the way you want it and at a price, you can afford.
What are my options for infectious disease training?
What’s in the Infectious Disease Training Course?
Our Infectious Diseases training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on Transmission, Protection from Disease, and more.
During this training, we will be taking a look at the specific procedures and tasks that are required of someone who is striving to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases. As part of this training, you will learn the importance of proper personal hygiene and respiratory etiquette. We will also discuss the various ways in which a disease can be transmitted. Finally, we will emphasize the necessity to break the chain of infection through the use of proper cleaning and sanitation procedures, PPE, and precautions when exposed to disease-spreading insects.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by CSA.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following laws and regulations:
- Encompasses these Canada Standards
Public Health Agency of Canada Disease Prevention & Control Guidelines
What is the infectious diseases train the trainer course exactly?
The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
Why do I need Infectious Diseases training?
In line with regulations, those in many workplaces must receive training on infectious disease prevention prior to beginning work. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other topics don’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all topics. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
According to the World Health Organization, of the top 10 threats to global health, more than half of them are infectious disease challenges. (Source: Contagion Live).
The CDC estimates that between October 2019 and April 2020, between 39,000,000 and 56,000,000 people in the U.S. had the flu and between 24,000 and 62,000 people died. (Source: CDC).
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Infectious disease Training Frequently Asked Questions
What is an infectious disease?
Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by infectious microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even sometimes fungi. These diseases are often spread between persons, either directly or indirectly, and can sometimes even be spread by animals and insects.
Are viruses diseases?
Viruses are tiny germs that can cause many infectious diseases like the common cold, influenza, and others. They can also be the cause of more severe illnesses like HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.
How does COVID-19 spread?
There are a few ways that COVID-19 can spread. The first is by touching an object or surface that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or even your eyes. For the most part, however, COVID-19 is spread from one person to another through respiratory droplets when a person coughs, sneezes, or even talks too closely to another.
Does wearing a mask prevent the transmission of disease?
While masks may not be effective against every disease, they can help to prevent the spread of some diseases that are passed through respiratory droplets. By covering up your mouth or nose, you are reducing the risk of the disease leaving or entering into your body through these areas. Always consult your doctor before deciding to wear a mask if you have concerns or a medical condition that may make the wearing of a mask for a long period of time dangerous.