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Workplace Infectious / Contagious Diseases Awareness Training & Procedures Certificate

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and Canada.


We Offer Three Types of Contagious Diseases Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Contagious Diseases certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Contagious Diseases Training Course?

Our Infectious Diseases safety training course is regulation aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on Transmission, Protection from Diseases, and more.

During this training, we will be taking a look at the specific infectious disease procedures, and tasks that are required of someone who is striving to protect themselves and others from infectious diseases. As part of this training, you will learn the importance of proper personal hygiene and respiratory etiquette. We will also discuss the various ways in which a disease can be transmitted. Finally, we will emphasize the necessity to break the chain of infection through the use of proper cleaning and sanitation procedures, PPE, and precautions when exposed to disease-spreading insects.

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 by OSHA.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Contagious Diseases Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.1030 – Bloodborne Pathogens
  • U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA’s Infectious Diseases SER Background Document
  • Canada Standards

  • Public Health Agency of Canada Disease Prevention Guidelines

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Contagious Diseases Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, those in many workplaces must receive training on infectious disease prevention prior to beginning work. Requirements for refresher training are very specific for some industries, while other industries do not have such specific requirements.

    When it comes to refresher training, the standards are often very specific. Some industries require employees to be re-evaluated every three years. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all topics. 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 proves continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Contagious Diseases

    Did You Know?

    According to the World Health Organization, of the top 10 threats to global health, more than half of them are infectious disease challenges. (Source: Contagion Live).

    The CDC estimates that between October 2019 and April 2020, between 39,000,000 and 56,000,000 people in the U.S. had the flu and between 24,000 and 62,000 people died. (Source: CDC).


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    The Chain of Infection


    Infectious Diseases in the Workplace Training Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is an infectious disease?

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    Infectious diseases are illnesses caused by infectious microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and even fungi. These diseases are often spread between persons, either directly or indirectly, and can sometimes even be spread by animals and insects.

    Are viruses diseases?

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    Viruses are tiny germs that can cause many infectious diseases like the common cold, influenza, and others. They can also be the cause of more severe illnesses like HIV/AIDS, smallpox, and Ebola.

    How does COVID-19 spread?

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    There are a few ways that COVID-19 can spread. The first is by touching an object or surface that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or even your eyes. For the most part, however, COVID-19 is spread from one person to another through respiratory droplets when a person coughs, sneezes, or even talks too closely to another person.

    Does wearing a mask prevent the transmission of disease?

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    While masks may not be effective against every disease, they can help to prevent the spread of some diseases that are passed through respiratory droplets. By covering up your mouth or nose, you are reducing the risk of the disease leaving or entering into your body through these areas. Always consult your doctor before deciding to wear a mask if you have concerns or a medical condition that may make the wearing of a mask for a long period of time dangerous.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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