This 3.5-hour course prepares trainers to present effective educational programs regarding occupational exposure to Tuberculosis and other airborne pathogens. Content equips trainers to meet or exceed the OSHA training requirements being enforced under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act of 1970.
The program is primarily intended for emergency service applications: emergency medical services, fire/rescue, law enforcement, security, and workplace first aid & medical teams. It is also valuable for medical offices, nursing homes, correctional centers, long-term care centers, homeless shelters, drug treatment centers, and similar settings.
Chip Darius has presented this course in multiple states since 1999, updating and refining the materials to reflect the latest OSHA requirements, CDC recommendations, and industry best practices. Course content includes:
OSHA regulations: 1910.134, 1910.1020, 1910 subparts I and Z
OSHA enforcement policies and practices
Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Federal OSHA and state-approved OSHA plans
Recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
Ties to NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety & Health Program
Engineering controls, work practices, personal protective equipment
TB and airborne diseases: signs/symptoms, epidemiology, transmission, susceptibility
Hazard assessments required under CDC guidelines
Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) programs
Respiratory protection requirements
Managing exposure events
Trainer's knowledge requirements
Liability management principles for agencies, trainers, and individuals
Ryan White Act effect on emergency response employees
Medical recordkeeping requirements
Training recordkeeping requirements
Techniques for accelerated learning in initial and refresher programs
Protections for employees/volunteers under age 18
BCG vaccination, chest x-rays and routine testing
Applying these regulations in pandemic or mass-vaccination situations
Each participant receives an updated Trainer’s Kit filled with information, including:
Scripted easy-to-use presentation notes tied to PowerPoint slides
Applicable OSHA regulations and CDC Guidelines
Quiz master and correction key
Training record forms
Cleaning & disinfection record forms
Exposure report forms
The course is updated regularly with the latest relevant statistics – national, state, county, and major city. Trainers' frequently asked questions are addressed in the program, and specific questions from participants are welcome.
Following the course, the instructor is available by e-mail and toll-free telephone for answers to those tough follow-up questions.
A test is given at the conclusion of the Train-the-Trainer course. Successful participants receive a color Certificate of Completion recognizing their professional accomplishment.