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This course teaches basic precautions against the transmission of infection from biohazardous waste in the workplace. It describes the various categories of biohazardous waste and how infection can be transmitted by biohazardous waste. It also outlines standard safety precautions against transmission, and guidelines for the safe storage, treatment, and disposal of biohazardous waste. It also describes the steps for cleaning up a biohazardous spillage. This course was developed with subject matter provided by Ava Dykes, PhD, of Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business, and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters.

Learning Objectives
  • Categorize different kinds of biohazardous waste
  • Recognize modes of transmission of disease from biohazardous waste
  • Follow standard personal protective equipment precautions to prevent the transmission of disease from biohazardous waste
  • Safely store different kinds of biohazardous waste
  • Safely treat and dispose of different categories of biohazardous waste
  • Follow a set of precautions for transporting biohazardous waste
  • Deal with the spill or leakage of biohazardous waste
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