Jennifer Busick

Safety Training Courses

Biography:

Jennifer Busick holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health/Industrial Hygiene from Purdue University and a Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina. She has published five OSHA compliance manuals (two remain in print), an employer's guide to bioterrorism hazards and the workplace, and hundreds of articles on occupational health and safety. She is the co-author, with the late H. Ray Kirk, of the OSHA Compliance Guide for Medical Employers (available from Aspen Publishers here) and the author of the OSHA Training Guide for Medical Employers (buy it here). Jennifer has conducted health and safety audits and training in industries as diverse as candle-making, metal fabrication, specialty paper manufacturing, and energy utilities.

The courses described in detail below are the most frequently requested, however, Jennifer can custom design safety training programs to fit the needs of any workplace.

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene. This 16-hour course is designed to provide students with an understanding of industrial hygiene practices and principles. Students will learn to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control health hazards in the workplace. Relevant information in anatomy/physiology and toxicology will be covered. Chemical hazards, physical hazards, biological hazards, and ergonomics will be discussed on the first day. On the second day, strategies for the evaluation and control of hazards, including sampling techniques, engineering controls and personal protective equipment will be provided, followed by exercises that will allow students to practice their new skills.

Introduction to OSHA for Health Care Professionals. This 10-hour course provides an introduction to the OSHA General Industry standards, with special emphasis on topics of interest to health care and medical employers. For example, chemical hygiene plans will be covered along with OSHA's hazard communication requirements; bloodborne pathogens will be addressed specific to the health care setting; workplace violence will be discussed as a compliance issue under the General Duty Clause; respiratory protection will be discussed with specific reference to TB. OSHA authorized curriculum and instructor. Students receive 10-hour OSHA outreach course completion cards.

Basics of Infection Control in a Health Care Environment. This 4-hour course covers infection control basics, including common biological agents (TB, HIV, HAV, HBV, HCV, staph and strep including MRSA and VRE, flu and cold viruses) and disease transmission; disinfection procedures for patient rooms, laundry, dishes, and environmental surfaces; a section on working safely that covers OSHA's hazard communication standard as it relates to chemical disinfectants, OSHA's bloodborne pathogens standard as it relates to HIV and the hepatitis viruses, and respiratory protection as it relates to tuberculosis. On request, this course can also cover OSHA's laboratory standard as it relates to hazardous chemical exposure and the sections of the bloodborne pathogens standard relevant to HIV and HBV exposure in laboratories.

Ergonomics Train-the-Trainer. This 3-hour course includes an introduction to ergonomics; anatomy, physiology, and ergonomics; types and causes of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); ergonomic stressors and job hazard analysis; ergonomic controls; fitting the course to the audience; education and training for ergonomics.

Office Safety: 2 hour. Did you know that the disabling injury rate from falls is 2 to 2.5 times higher for office workers than for non-office workers? Or that 300-400 deaths per year occur in an office setting? This 2-hour course covers safety topics office workers need to know: walking/working surfaces, fire safety and emergency evacuation, electrical safety awareness, and office ergonomics.

OSHA Standards for General Industry: 30-hour. Safety managers, prepare for an OSHA audit. This course will cover the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Participants will learn how to locate and interpret standards, and how to identify critical safety and health issues. The course will include hands-on activities focusing on specific issues of interest to the students. OSHA authorized curriculum and instructor. Successful students will receive official OSHA course completion card.

OSHA Standards for General Industry: 10-hour. Regulations. Standards. Requirements. Documentation. OSHA impacts every work site. Does your company comply? How can you be sure? Course covers the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Participants will learn how to locate and interpret OSHA standards and how to identify critical safety and health issues. The course will include hands-on activities focusing on specific issues of interest to the students. OSHA authorized curriculum and instructor. Successful students will receive official OSHA course completion card.

Other frequently-requested courses include 1- to 4-hour awareness/refresher courses on a number of OSHA topics: electrical safety, lockout/tagout, confined spaces, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, ergonomics, fire safety and emergency evacuation, workplace violence, and OSHA's new recordkeeping standard.


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