The 8 hour initial course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii) and (q)(8)(i) for initial and annual Refresher Operations Level Training and the intent of the OSHA Letter of Interpretation to cover the contents of the “OSHA Best Practices for First Receivers” document.
Attendees MUST bring their facility PAPR to class for the donning/doffing session. Instructors recommend at least 1 PAPR/2 attendees from the same facility. All other training supplies will be provided.
Participants will receive instruction in the defensive actions needed to protect themselves, nearby persons, property, and the environment. Further the course will provide information to the responder on the extent of their own actions, and their role in the response, so that they can maintain their own safety. Topics such as; hospital emergency control plans, patient decontamination, and the protective equipment available to them are included. Classes are a blend of lecture and hands-on practice donning and doffing PPE and DECON by the students.
This course is specifically designed for healthcare (e.g. hospital emergency room, etc.) personnel who have been assigned to participate as a member of a patient decontamination team for victims who may be contaminated when they come in for medical assistance.
This course is funded by a grant awarded to the University at Buffalo Toxicology Research Center (UB-TRC). There will be no cost to attendees. HOWEVER, no shows will be billed $105.00 to cover the cost of materials, equipment and instructor time.