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Reducing COVID-19 Risk at Work: Establishing and Updating Your Written COVID-19 Prevention Program is a Course

Reducing COVID-19 Risk at Work: Establishing and Updating Your Written COVID-19 Prevention Program

May 1 - Jan 1, 2023
0.3 credits

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** Please note: Free Certificates of Completion are available for learners who successfully complete this course. **

Introduction:

Reducing COVID-19 Risk at Work: Establishing and Updating Your Written COVID-19 Prevention Program is an educational activity developed by the Northern California Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) Continuing Education program in partnership with David Moore, CIH, MPH and Intrinsic Environment, Health & Safety. 

This 3-hour online course is designed to help employers establish, update, and implement a written COVID-19 Prevention Program. Learners will identify requirements of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, identify strategies to control COVID-19 hazards in the workplace, and integrate mitigation measures into operating policies and procedures. Learners will also be introduced to the Hierarchy of Controls, explore how it applies to managing COVID-19 risk, and review cleaning and disinfection safety. The role of contact tracing, ventilation and wildfire smoke, racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to and deaths from COVID-19, and mental health impacts and stress management tools will also be examined.

 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify requirements of the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards, AB-685, and SB-1159
  • Describe the benefit of worker participation to identify, evaluate, and respond to COVID-19 hazards as a part of a comprehensive health and safety plan
  • Implement effective interventions to control COVID-19 hazards in the workplace
  • Investigate and respond to COVID-19 cases in the workplace
  • Establish, update, and implement a COVID-19 Written Prevention Program (CPP)
  • Examine chains of causation that lead to racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to and death from COVID-19
  • Recognize the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify stress management tools

 

Your Instructor: David Moore, MPH, CIH

David Moore is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health Masters program. He is also a Doctor of Public Health (DPh) candidate at UC Berkeley, and has more than 10 years of experience in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) industry, several of which were within the University of California system.

He and his life partner began Intrinsic Environment, Health & Safety in 2017, providing scientifically grounded solutions for local businesses, universities, government entities, and non-profits to address some of societies pressing occupational and environmental health challenges. Most recently, David has been assisting local schools and businesses return to school and work safely. 

He has further experience conducting exposure assessments, industrial hygiene monitoring, health and safety audits, compliance training, hazardous material emergency spill response and development of comprehensive EHS programs tailored to meet specific company needs. David is a contributing member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and has his OSHA Hazardous Waste Operator (HAZWOPER) certification.

 

Course Format

This course includes written content, audio-only narration of written content, and video recordings with English subtitles. 

Accessibility

If you require an accomodation to fully participate, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.

Accreditation

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 3.0 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with their extent of participation.

Disclosure

No individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.

 

Registration Note: If you are experiencing difficulties registering for the class while at work, it may be due to firewall restrictions. Try using a personal device (phone, tablet, laptop), to complete your registration. If you continue to experience difficulties, please email coehce@berkeley.edu for support. Technical requests will typically be answered between one and two business days.

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