Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
Online Safety Training
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
In 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions issued an open letter to draw attention to the fact that the health and social services sector had the highest number of lost-time injuries of all industries, across the entire nation.
With over 41,000 accepted claims in 2014 and over 45,000 in 2017, the injury rate is only getting worse. Paradoxically, healthcare seems to foster some of the most hazardous jobs in Canada, having surpassed quarrying, mining, manufacturing, and even construction in terms of the total number of work-related injuries.
Physical violence is the leading cause of this worrying trend. In 2014, for instance, health care workers were 15 times more likely to be victims of violence than a law enforcement officer. Given these conditions, it is paramount that individuals working in pharmaceuticals and healthcare receive adequate safety training.
Below is a list of some of the most common jobs in healthcare, alongside the recommended safety courses for each.
Do you know that?
Highest number of lost-time injuries of all industries.
More likely to be victims of violence than a law enforcement officer.
Physical violence is the leading cause of this worrying trend.
Accepted claims in 2018.
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Courses Recommended for Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
All employees in Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare work with chemicals. The latter can enter the body in a variety of ways, from injections to inhalation, ingestion and even absorption. This course helps employees understand how they can protect themselves from the numerous chemicals they come in contact with, as well as how to safely work around them.
From cables and wiring to the equipment used by healthcare personnel, electrical hazards are commonplace in clinical settings. This course offers information about potential electrical hazards at work, how to safeguard against them, as well as how to respond correctly when dealing with malfunctioning electrical apparatuses.
Aside from automated sprinkler systems, healthcare buildings feature fire extinguishers that can be used to contain potential outbreaks. This course teaches employees how to effectively and securely use the right class of extinguisher in case of a fire.
Modern healthcare facilities boast state of the art technology, extensive electrical wiring, and potentially hazardous chemicals, all of which can increase the risk of fire outbreaks. This course is designed to minimize the likelihood of a fire incident due to human error, but also help workers understand what must be done in case of a fire emergency.
Since patient violence is still one of the leading causes of injury in Healthcare, personnel must be prepared to deal with conflicts, especially in the case of nurses and social workers. This course offers more information on acknowledging, avoiding, and managing workplace conflicts.
This course is a mandatory OSH requirement for all healthcare workers, since pathogens in the human blood can be the cause of life-threatening diseases. The program is designed to help employees reduce the risk of exposure to the health hazards present in human blood and teaches them how to respond in case exposure has already taken place.
In a clinical environment, personal protective equipment (PPE) is often the only barrier between the staff and harmful bacteria, viruses, and other germs. This course provides information about the appropriate use and maintenance of PPE for the safety of both employees and patients.
Workers in the healthcare industry face significant risks of workplace violence. Many factors contribute to this risk, including working people who may be delirious or under the influence of drugs. In this course, you will learn the duties your employer has to institute programs that prevent harassment and violence, and the policies that should be in place at your workplace to report and control such harassment or violence if it occurs.
There is a high rate of stress and mental illness among healthcare workers, yet many continue to work despite symptoms that affect their performance. The mental illness-related stigma that exists in the healthcare system and among healthcare providers is also a major concern for healthcare practitioners themselves, both as a workplace culture issue and as a barrier for help-seeking. This awareness training program aims to draw attention to the worker’s mental state, as well as to suggest several measures that can be implemented to improve the latter.
Healthcare workers face a wide range of hazards at work, including sharp injuries, harmful exposures to chemicals and hazardous drugs, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. Training is necessary in order to prevent or reduce healthcare worker exposure to these hazards. This course aims to familiarize workers with the most common hazards, how to identify them, as well as how to report them.
Ergonomics is a major concern for Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare employees who spend most of their shift at a desk. In order to combat the variety of musculoskeletal (MSD) disorders associated with bad posture, this course provides information on avoiding injuries due to ergonomics.
Radiochemicals and devices that emit radiation are a commonplace in clinical settings, as well as in research facilities. This course helps employees understand the outstanding impact of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (or NORM) on the human anatomy, while also teaching them how to safely work around these substances.
All employees who work in the healthcare industry risk exposure to an aerosol transmissible disease (ATD). As such, it is vital that workers undergo a respiratory protection training course in order to minimize their risk of contracting an ATD. This program also offers information on what procedures to follow in case personal containment was breached.
The Pharmaceuticals and food sector often overlap, highlighting the importance of safe food practices. This awareness course aims to inform employees about the dangers of food poisoning while providing a strong understanding of food processing, food quality assurance, food safety, and food inspection.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
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Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.