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Course 638 Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

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Modules: 4
Hours: 2
Sector: All Industries

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Course 638 Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Key Topics

  • Infection disease characteristics
  • Infectious disease prevention
  • COVID-19 and Coronavirus
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Exposure classifications
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Personal hygiene
  • Reopening business
  • Training

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Contractor

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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OSHA issues National Emphasis Program for COVID-19 targeting high-hazard industries.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed planning guidance on prevention of exposure to infectious diseases based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE).

The course introduces the student to the Infectious Disease Prevention and Response (IDPR) Plan for controlling COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in the workplace. The course provides a general awareness of COVID-19 preventive measures, OSHA's COVID-19 Webpage, and the CDC's COVID-19 Information Website.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should begin with module one.

  1. Infectious Disease Prevention and Planning
  2. Exposure Control Strategies
  3. Risk Levels and Respiratory Protection
  4. Returning to Work

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Course 638 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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  1. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Documents
  2. ASSP COVID-19 Latest Resources
  3. OSHA COVID-19 Overview
  4. Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
  5. NIOSH Exposure Control Plan
  6. CDC Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings>
  7. OSHA Training Requirements
  8. Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings
  9. Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities
  10. >OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work
  11. CDC Guidelines on Opening Up America Again

Additional information

  1. OSHA's Vaccination and Testing ETS: How You Can Participate
  2. Common COVID-19 Citations: Helping Employers Better Protect Workers and Comply with OSHA Regulations
  3. Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
  4. National Pandemic Influenza Plans
  5. HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan 2017 Update
  6. Utah Dept. of Health Infectious Disease Emergency Response Plan
  7. Infectious Disease Emergency Response Plan - SFDPH
  8. Univ. of Texas Emergency Operations Plan Annex I - Infectious Disease
  9. SOG Sample Infectious Disease Exposure Control Plan
  10. Sample Policy for Emergent Infectious Diseases for Skilled Nursing Care Centers
  11. OSHA Infectious Diseases Page
  12. COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants & Beverage Vendors Offering Takeout or Curbside Pickup
  13. COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce
  14. COVID-19 Guidance for the Manufacturing Industry Workforce
  15. COVID-19 Guidance for the Package Delivery Workforce
  16. COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Workers
  17. Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus
  18. COVID-19 Guidance for Dentistry Workers and Employers