Course 138 Workplace Hygiene and Illness Prevention

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Modules: 3
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans

Key Topics

  • Hygiene and Housekeeping
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Contagious Diseases (i.e.: Influenza, Common Cold, COVID-19)
  • Communicable vs. Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Disease Prevention
  • Vaccines

Target Audience

  • Employee

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This course focuses on what employees need to know to stay healthy in the workplace. Topics covered by the course include, workplace hygiene and housekeeping, contagious diseases, and disease prevention. Emphasis is given to how to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Students will learn how to effectively prevent the spread of diseases, like COVID-19, and stay healthy!

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: Hygiene and Housekeeping

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define "hand hygiene."
  • Discuss when to use hand sanitizer rather than wash hands.
  • Describe how cleaning and disinfecting procedures can help stop the spread of viruses.
  • Describe how to create healthy hygiene habits that are important to stay healthy.

Module 2: Contagious Diseases

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Define "pathogens."
  • Contrast about communicable vs. non-communicable diseases.
  • Describe how pathogens can be transmitted through direct or indirect transmission.
  • Describe and give examples of the common symptoms of infectious diseases.

Module 3: Disease Prevention

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss what disease prevention means.
  • Describe how vaccines can help prevent the spread of illnesses.
  • Identify what to do if you are feeling sick.
  • List and describe healthy practices to prevent illness in the workplace.

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Course 138 Final Exam

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