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Course Title: Infectious Disease Operations
Type of Course: Infectious Disease Operations
Description: This course will teach cleanup workers about the hazards associated with infectious diseases, how these diseases are spread in the work environment, and how to implement best practices to protect themselves and the public from potential exposures. Course participants will learn about the history of infectious diseases (including Ebola), the three categories of Priority Pathogens/Agents as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), how to recognize potential hazards, and about risk reduction and infection prevention. They will also be able to describe and demonstrate the appropriate application of workplace controls, worker protection including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), isolation and containment procedures, disinfection and decontamination procedures, and waste management including the shipping and transporting of infectious materials. In addition, participants will learn about behavioral resiliency, such as coping with work-related stress, protection from mental or physical exhaustion, and the promotion of psychosocial health and minimization of fear. They will also learn the proper reporting and follow-up procedures in the event of exposure to an infectious disease.
Training Provider: Laborers' International Union of North America Training and Education Fund
Instructor Qualifications: Instructors must have completed and passed the LIUNA Training Infectious Disease Operations train-the-trainer course and must be trained and experienced Hazardous Waste Worker instructors.
Languages: English
Open enrollment: No
Delivery Method: Classroom-based
Course Hours: 40
Credits: N/A
Intended Audience: Construction craft laborers and other workers who may be involved in cleanup, decontamination, and disinfection of sites and/or equipment that have been contaminated by infectious disease pathogens.
Prerequisites: N/A
Caveats: Only training sites with experience teaching Hazardous Waste Worker and/or Asbestos Abatement Worker courses can teach the Infectious Disease Operations course. Training sites must have hands-on equipment and a mock training site that can simulate decontamination/disinfection structures for infectious disease contaminated facilities.
Special Instructions: Hands-on training requires 10 to 1 participant to instructor ratio. Students must achieve 80% on the written final exam and 100% competence on all steps of practical assessments to successfully complete the course.

Cynthia Herleikson
Laborers' International Union of North America
10 Murdock Road
PO Box 37
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Phone: 860-974-0800
Fax: 860-974-1459

Course Owner:
LIUNA Training and Education Fund
Phone: (860) 974-0800
Fax: (860) 974-1459

Course Materials:

Infectious Disease Operations ( Manual , September 2017 )

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