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OSHA Safety for Home & Hospice

Course Details:
Category: OSHA Compliance Duration:
45 minutes
Target Audience: Homecare and Hospice Employees
Course Overview: For those employees that may work in patient homes, or in community-based services such as a group home as health aides, nursing assistants, home health nurses, etc can have limited control over the work environments that are encountered each day. While performing certain job duties of helping patients with their daily activities there can be challenges, dangers, stress, and exposure risks involved. The following training is based on the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for the guidance of homecare workers.

Training Includes:

  • Four Areas of RIsk in Home Care

    • Muscle and Bone Injuries and Strain

    • Exposure Risks

    • Emotional and Mental STress

    • Emergency and Personal Safety

  • Safety Considerations

  • Safe Transferring, Moving and Lifting Practices

  • Reduce Trips, Slips and Fall Hazards around Homes

  • Equipment for Liftin, Moving or Transferring

  • Exposure Risks

  • Standard Precautions

  • Bloodborne and Other Common Infectious Diseases

  • Tips for Safe Sharp Handling

  • Mental Health and Stress Management

  • Emergency and Personal Safety Concerns

  • Driving Safety and Weather Concerns

  • Recognizing and Responding to Threatening Behaviors