Chemical Hygiene for Schools

Duration: 60 minutes

Lab safety and chemical hygiene are extremely important—and sometimes overlooked—aspects of science in schools. We’re here to support students and instructors on their road to new scientific discoveries by providing information about how to create the safest learning environment possible.

Your learning objectives for this course include:

  1. Understanding the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and Maine Bureau of Labor Standards (BLS) requirements for laboratory safety and chemical hygiene

  2. Learning what you can do to prepare your lab environment and equipment for safe learning and exploration

  3. Becoming familiar with safe lab practices, including proper labeling, storage, disposal, training and record keeping

  4. Becoming familiar with the required personal protective equipment that should be available in your lab

  5. Understanding what to do when there is a problem in your lab

  6. Knowing how to develop your own chemical hygiene plan

After completing the course, you will take a post-test. Once you earn at least 80% on the post-test, you will earn your certificate of completion.

Bloodborne Pathogens for Schools

Duration: 90 minutes

People who work in schools are often exposed to multiple illnesses, infections, and pathogens on a daily basis. Some of these “bugs” are innocuous, but others—especially those that are carried in human blood—can cause serious illness.

How can you protect yourself, the students, school volunteers, and other employees from bloodborne pathogens? The answer to this question is the primary purpose of this course. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify bloodborne pathogen risks in the school environment.
  2. Describe the common bloodborne diseases.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of self-protection strategies and the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  4. Explain appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures after exposure to potential bloodborne pathogens.
  5. Understand and comply with bloodborne exposure reporting recommendations and requirements.

Bloodborne Pathogens at Work (for General Businesses)

Duration: 90 minutes

Often people think the healthcare population is the only employee population that needs to focus on protection from bloodborne pathogens. However, every employee in every line of work should be aware of the risks and the protective measures they can take to keep themselves and their work community safe.

How can you protect yourself, your customers, and other employees from bloodborne pathogens? The answer to this question is the primary purpose of this course. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Identify bloodborne pathogen risks in your work environment.
  2. Describe the common bloodborne diseases.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of self-protection strategies and the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the transmission of bloodborne pathogens.
  4. Explain appropriate cleaning and disinfection procedures after exposure to potential bloodborne pathogens.
  5. Understand and comply with bloodborne exposure reporting recommendations and requirements.

Starting Your Business: An Introduction To Regulatory Compliance (June 2017)

Marine Industry Regulation, Including Import and Export Regulation (Coming Summer 2017)