Health & Life Sciences Safety Training

The online safety education and compliance resources offered on this site are intended to support teaching, learning and research by students, faculty and staff or Florida International University. Courses are offered at no cost to University personnel. We encourage you to register for, and complete, the appropriate courses and in so doing increase your awareness about injury and illness prevention strategies for the allied health and medical care professions. 

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Health & Life Sciences Courses

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Biological & Chemical Threats - Closing the Door

News reports have brought Anthrax to the forefront of our attention. Unfortunately, there are additional, less-known biological and chemical threats plaguing our society. This engaging video program seeks to close the door on such threats by providing practical information on precautions, symptoms and treatment of the six major biological agents.

  • Six major biological agents: Anthrax, Smallpox, Botulism, Plague, Tularemia and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Chemical agents
  • Preventative measures for industry
  • Protecting water sources
  • Preventing chemical or biological contamination
  • Vulnerability and assessment planning
  • What to do in the event of an accident or attack 

Bloodborne Pathogens Awareness

More people are infected with bloodborne diseases than ever before. Hepatitis B, HIV and AIDS remain enormous threats to your workers as patient after patient is admitted to your facility. This ClarityNet Online Training course will help protect your employees and ensure that your facility is in compliance with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030). The course details the effects of the HIV, HBV and HCV viruses, how to use personal protective equipment and engineering controls to minimize the threat of exposure, and safe work practices to employ at all times to avoid transmission and infection.

  • "Bloodbugs"
  • PPE
  • Work practices
  • Housekeeping
  • Vaccination and reporting
  • Exposure 

Disposable Respirators - Exposure Control

Compliant with OSHA's Respiratory Protection standard (1910.134), this new video includes important information for employees who wear disposable respirators on the job. Simple dust masks to disposable half-mask styles with cartridges are covered.

  • Respirator selection
  • Fit testing
  • Donning your disposable respirator
  • When to change a respirator
  • Maintenance
  • The written respirator plan
  • Voluntary use of disposable respirators  

Environmental Awareness Pt2- Waste & Chemical

This course is designed to help you understand the Environmental Protection Agency regulations covering waste and chemicals. It will also show how they affect your workplace.

Fire Safety

This course covers the FIU Facility Fire and Other Emergency Evacuation Policy; Building Evacuation Procedures; Information on Fire Extinguishers (types and use); Use of the Evacu-Trac emergency evacuation device and general safety and fire prevention information.  

HazCom - In Sync with GHS

This course is required for anyone working in any area on campus where chemicals are used or stored. Are you comfortable that you and your co-workers know enough about the chemicals used in your work area? Take this course and learn the essentials. 

HIPPA Privacy Compliance

This Online Training course will help you comply with HIPAA's Privacy Rule – the first comprehensive federal protection guidelines for the privacy of health information. Your staff will learn the importance of protecting patient privacy and confidentiality under HIPAA's Privacy Rule.

  • What is Protected Health Information
  • Use and disclosure of protected health information
  • Consent and authorization
  • Patient rights
  • Administrative requirements
  • Compliance 

Infection Control for Ambulatory Care

In healthcare settings, infections usually spread by droplet, airborne or contact transmission. Today, healthcare personnel break the chain of transmission by following Standard Precautions with all patients. This video program was adapted for ambulatory care facilities and covers how infections are spread. Length 18:00

  • Transmission-based Precautions
  • Droplet Precautions
  • Airborne Precautions
  • Contact Precautions
  • Placement Evaluations
  • Work Restrictions 

Needlestick Prevention - Stick to Safety

This course goes over the basics of needles and other sharp instruments for healthcare providers and the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  

Recognizing Alcohol & Drug Abuse

This course provides the tools necessary to recognize drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace. 

Safe Handling of Biomedical Waste

This training covers work practices involved in the management, storage and disposal of biomedical waste. 

EPA: Hazardous Waste Awareness

This course will help you understand and know how to determine if a waste is hazardous, the rules for satellite accumulation of hazardous waste, the importance of maintaining accurate inventory of all wastes generated and labeling all reaction by products appropriately, minimize hazardous waste, selecting disposal contractor, maintaining accurate inventory of all wastes generated and labeling and identify the criteria for selecting a waste disposal contractor. 

Safe Use of Biosafety Cabinets

This training covers how biological safety cabinets work, rules and guidelines for work preparation, cabinet procedures, and cleanup operations and techniques for avoiding contamination while using a biological safety cabinet. 

Safety Orientation - On Alert

This course includes general guidelines for workplace safety and worker protection, as well as a special module that addresses safety information on topics for specific workplace settings. This Introduce a new form of training that allows you to choose the new-hire training program that best meets the needs of your facility! Two DVD versions are available; one contains 8 segments and the other contains 15 segments of core compliance training. Choose the version that best fits your needs. 

Tuberculosis Identification & Control

The Centers for Disease Control has reported a resurgence of TB. Anyone can contract TB and its new drug-resistant strains, including your employees. This video program will help your employees understand TB and how to fight against it.

  • How you contract TB
  • Symptoms of TB infection
  • What happens if you become infected with TB
  • Who is at risk? 

Workplace Violence

Homicide is now the second-leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States – number one for women. This important online training course is designed to help supervisors and employees identify the warning signs of workplace violence in order to prevent it from occurring. The course will help teach managers how to implement a Violence Prevention Program and to develop policies and procedures for handling threats and incidents of violence. Produced by Coastal.

  • Understanding workplace violence
  • Sources and forms of violence
  • Causes of violence
  • Warning signs
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • Recognizing and reporting threats
  • Stress management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Personal safety tips
  • Designing a management response
  • Violence Prevention Program
  • Needs assessment
  • Policies and procedures
  • Handling threats and incidents