Safety Diploma Course

Healthcare Training & Certification


This online training course is intended to help learners get excellent knowledge and operational efficiency in dealing with healthcare equipments at workplaces and different types personal protective equipment (PPE) and its usages. Workers in healthcare industry face several kinds of dangers, risks and health hazards and this course provides them with right knowledge and training to minimize the impacts with the help of PPEs.

Governing regulations

As per the regulations stipulated in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.132, healthcare workers must be provided with applicable PPEs to protect their eyes, head, face, skin and other body parts, protective wear, respiratory masks and preventive shields. These protective equipments should be properly kept under hygiene and safe environment for routine or emergency uses to protect workers from unhealthy conditions, chemical hazards, radiological impacts and bio-medical hazards which can cause permanent injury or damage to body parts through inhalation, physical contact or absorption.

Course Overview

This online course for personal protective equipment for healthcare industry focuses on various PPEs such as gowns, gloves, masks and protective eyewear and how they eliminate various risks and hazards in the working environment. Through training, learners are educated that how personal protective equipment can prevent workers getting physical contact with various harmful chemicals. Similarly, learners get the first hand information on various PPEs and its usages such as gloves protect hands, aprons or gowns safeguard skin and clothing, respirators and masks protect nose and mouth, goggles protect eyes, and face shields for the entire face. Students acquire the knowledge of PPEs and also various respirators administrative and engineering controls which can reduce workplace hazards.

Who Must Take this Course?

Any healthcare staff and administrative and managerial personnel can get benefited from this course. Also, students aspiring to join healthcare industry as PPE management consultants can join this course as there have been a huge demand for such personnel in the healthcare industry around the world. Workers, who are already working in hospitals or primary health centres and want to enhance their knowledge and skills in PPEs and usages, can join the course and improve their career prospects.

Course Format

Our Training course involving Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers has been made with high quality content along with audio-visual presentations, self test questions and final exam.

Students once completed this course successfully are provided with the hard copy of completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this e-learning course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to PPE for Healthcare Workers Safety Training
    • Key Terms
    • Applicable Regulations
    • Statistics
    • Personal Protective Equipment-Overview
    • When Is PPE Necessary?
    • Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Infectious Disease
    • PPE Use
    • Toxic Materials and Chemicals
  • Types of Hazards and Choosing the Right PPE
    • Blood
    • Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
    • Cleaning Detergents
    • Chemotherapy Drugs
    • Chemicals
    • Harmful Dust
    • Heat
    • Impact Injuries
    • Laser Hazards
    • Biohazards
  • Employer Responsibilities
    • Personal Protective Plan Program
    • Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Training
    • Providing PPE
    • When an Employer Is Not Responsible for Providing PPE
    • Selecting PPE and Ensuring Its Proper Use
    • Making PPE Accessible to Workers
    • Proper Care of PPE
    • Maintenance
    • Useful life and Limitations of Equipment
    • Cleaning, Laundering, and Disposing of PPE
    • Repair and Replacement
  • Training Requirements
    • Risks Associated with Not Wearing PPE
    • Severe Cuts or Lacerations and Abrasions
    • Punctures
    • Chemical and Thermal Burns
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam