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638 Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
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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.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe COVID-19 and give examples of symptoms of infection with SARS-CoV-2.
LO 1.1.2 Discuss the elements of the Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (IDPRP).
LO 1.1.3 Describe examples of the measures used to prevent infection, including procedures for identification and isolation.
LO 1.2.1 Identify and give examples of the hazard/exposure control measures in the "Hierarchy of Controls."
LO 1.3.1 Discuss the four risk exposure levels in the Occupational Risk Pyramid.
LO 1.3.2 Give examples of hazard control measures that may protect workers in high and very high-risk job classifications.
LO 1.4.1 List and discuss the nine guiding principles for reopening businesses.
LO 1.4.2 List and describe the OSHA-CDC Three-Phase Approach for opening businesses.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)