ECRI Insitute has developed an online version of its Center for Healthcare Environmental Management (CHEM) training course.
The certification course teaches compliance with standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as the Joint Commission and others.
The institute said that healthcare risk managers and occupational health safety professionals who take the course will gain the tools and resources needed to better protect workers and patients from the hazards present in the everyday healthcare setting.
"This new online course gives participants all of the resources offered in the classroom and gives them the convenience to do it on their own time," said Luke Petosa, MSc, HEM, HEM-CC, director of the Center for Education and Training, ECRI Institute.
The 21-part course, which can be taken over 12 months, addresses essential areas of workplace safety, including emergency management, accident investigations, hazard recognition, industrial hygiene, environmental infection control, and security, along with their associated compliance standards.
While completion of the entire course and successfully passing the examination is required to earn certification, individual courses are also available on an ad hoc basis if certification is not the goal.
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