Course 738 Workplace Hygiene and Illness Prevention Program Management

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Modules: 5
Hours: 2
Sectors: All Industries

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Course Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans

Key Topics

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Contagious Diseases (i.e.: Influenza, Common Cold, COVID-19)
  • Communicable vs. Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Disease Prevention
  • Vaccines
  • Workplace Hygiene & Illness Program
  • Management Leadership
  • Program Goals
  • Education and Training
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement

Target Audience

  • Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Employer

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


This course is designed to help supervisors, managers, and employers establish a workplace hygiene and illness program. This course covers the content in course 138 Workplace Hygiene and Illness Prevention, but also includes information on establishing an effective workplace hygiene and illness program to help protect your employees from a variety of communicable diseases, including COVID-19. Establishing a workplace hygiene and illness program can significantly reduce your absenteeism while keeping your employees safe.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1: Hygiene and Housekeeping

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • What is hand hygiene?
  • Learn when to use hand sanitizer rather than wash hands.
  • Learn how cleaning and disinfecting procedures can help stop the spread of viruses.
  • Learn how to create healthy hygiene habits that are important to stay healthy.

Module 2: Contagious Diseases

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • What are pathogens?
  • Learn about communicable vs. non-communicable diseases.
  • Learn how pathogens can be transmitted through direct or indirect transmission.
  • Learn the symptomology of infectious diseases.

Module 3: Disease Prevention

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Learn what disease prevention means.
  • Learn how vaccines can help prevent the spread of illnesses.
  • Learn what to do if you are feeling sick.
  • Examine healthy practices to prevent illness in the workplace.

Module 4: Program Management

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • The Employer General Duty Obligation requires employers to provide a workplace to employees "free from recognized hazards."
  • Learn how to accomplish company goals in creating a workplace hygiene & illness prevention program.
  • Learn how a workplace hygiene policy is used to communicate to employees.
  • Learn why management should evaluate employee’s upcoming travel plans.
  • Learn how engineering controls and personal protective equipment should be incorporated into an illness prevention policy.
  • Learn why management should have a response plan in place in the event of an infectious disease outbreak.

Module 5: Program Implementation

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Learn how to communicate core elements in workplace hygiene & illness prevention program.
  • Learn how to educate and train employees on the hygiene & illness prevention program.
  • Explain why employees should be involved in implementing the hygiene & illness prevention program.
  • Learn how to perform initial evaluation to verify all the program components have been successfully implemented.

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