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Biological Hazards Training & Certification

What do we offer? Whether you want Biological Hazards certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the Biological Hazards training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

What are my options for Biological Hazards training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Biological Hazards Training Course?

Our Biological Hazards Safety Training course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on anatomy, stability, operation, hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5-2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state/provincial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for Biological Hazards General.

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subsection J – General Environmental Controls

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subsection Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.134 – Fit Testing Procedures

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.141 – Sanitation

  • OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151 – Medical and First Aid

  • Encompasses these Canadian Standards
  • CAN/CSA-Z94.4-18 – Selection, use, and care for respirators

  • CAN/CSA-Z1210-17 – First aid training for the workplace

  • CAN/CSA-Z1220-17 – First aid kits for the workplace

  • ANSI/PSAI Z4.1-2016 – Sanitation in places of employment

  • WHMIS G5.1.1 – Designation of biological agents as hazardous substances

Why do I need Biological Hazards training?

In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

  • Did You Know?

  • Each year, Norovirus causes around 400,00 emergency department visits; 60,000 hospitalizations; and 800 deaths. (Source: NFID)

  • Within the U.S. and Canada, 85% of the population is allergic to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. (Source: Johns Hopkins).

  • One in three cases of Hantavirus result in death. (Source: CDC)

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Biological Hazards Training Frequently Asked Questions 

What is a biological health hazard?

A biological hazard is any organic substance (including bacteria) that can cause harm to humans or other living organisms. Examples of biological hazards are mold, insect stings, and animal droppings.

What are the five biological hazards?

Microorganisms, fungi, plants, insects, and animals.

How do biological hazards enter the body?

There are three main routes of entry: absorption, ingestion, and inhalation. Absorption refers to biological matter entering the body through either the eyes or skin. You can ingest biological matter by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your mouth, or by eating a contaminated food item. To inhale biologicals hazards, you would typically stand near an infected person who is coughing or sneezing.

How do you prevent biological hazards?

The best way to defend against biological hazards is to be aware of them. If you recognize the common risk factors of biological hazards (such as leaky pipes leading to mold) you will be able to prevent biological hazards from interfering with your daily work routine.

Are biological hazards serious?

Some biological hazards can be very serious, even life-threatening. For example, COVID-19 was a biological hazard that spread through the world through inhalation.

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