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CEET offers half-day classes to health care pros

November 12, 2012

Four health care workers from various disciplinesAttention health care professionals: NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) will offer two courses for safety and health in work environments.

Classes will provide information about OSHA requirements and procedures for controlling exposure of blood-borne pathogens on health care facilities and ergonomic guidelines training for nursing homes.

Courses will be offered Monday, Dec. 10, in the Engineering Building.

  • 8 a.m. to noon. Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Control for Health Care Facilities.
  • 1 to 5 p.m. Ergonomic Guidelines Training for Nursing Homes.

These courses will include evaluating plans for exposure control plans, as well as identifying ergonomic hazards, analysis of those hazards and possible engineering solutions and controls in nursing homes.

Students will evaluate methods to prevent exposure to infectious microorganisms such as hepatitis B (HBV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and identify workplace conditions that could cause harm to the workers, while trying to find ways to remove those hazards through proper devices or equipment.

Courses will be taught by Paul Seidlitz, a registered nurse who has worked as a safety director for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Chicago. He has also worked as a safety consultant and trainer for the State of Illinois, and has published numerous articles on safety-related subjects.

Learn from the best while also being able to earn 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per course or up to 0.8 CEUs for both courses.

The cost is $75 per course; save $25 by registering for both courses for $125. To register, call (800) 656-5317 and use EVENT#12504.