Course Description


With the rise of COVID-19, the need for having a clear understanding of what the disease is, how it can be transmitted, and best practices for protecting the public and decreasing its spread, training and awareness is critical. In this course, students will learn about different infectious diseases, how they are transmitted, and safety procedures to promote safe workplace environments. The class also covers worker rights, workplace safety standards, and laws that are in place to protect employees. Upon completion of the course, students will have the working knowledge necessary to prevent and limit the spread of infectious disease, and how to prevent the exposure and or spread of in the workplace.

Course Outline

  • Discuss the basics of infectious disease
  • Distinguish various types of infectious diseases in your workplace
  • Understand the OSHA rules, regulations and other industry standards relating to infectious disease
  • Recognize risks of infectious disease in the workplace
  • Conduct a general inspection of your workplace for gaps in safety protocol
  • Identify actions that can be taken to correct and prevent the spread and or exposure to infectious diseases

Learner Outcomes

  • Basic knowledge of infectious diseases
  • Identify the impact of exposure to infectious diseases in the workplace
  • Recognize potential risks to exposure of infectious diseases
  • Know the OSHA rules, regulations and other industry standards relating to infectious disease
  • Identify procedures to prevent exposure and spread of infectious disease


Harper College is a proud recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant which provides FREE training and education for workers and employers in workplace safety and health hazards.

Government employees are not eligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). The intended audience includes:

  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Employees and Workers
  • Unemployed Workers who intend to re-enter the workforce
  • New Businesses
  • Limited English Proficiency Workers
  • Low Literacy Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Minority and other hard-to-reach workers
  • Workers in high-hazard industries with high fatality rates
  • Government Employees who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties at their agencies

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-05168-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

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For Live-Online courses, students must have video capabilities to reinforce attendance and participation requirements.

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