The American Society for Health Care Engineering and the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers, an ASHE-affiliated chapter, are collaborating to bring Safe Day One: Health Care Orientation and Safety Training to learners in a flexible e-learning format. This program offers an introduction to the healthcare physical environment to technicians, contractors and subcontractors, as well as others who register for the program.
In addition to six continuing education credits, Safe Day One provides fundamental training on the unique factors of healthcare worksites for professionals new to working in this complex environment. Content includes guidance at every step of entering the jobsite, including before arrival, at arrival, during working hours and before leaving.
Topics covered also include environmental safety, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety, and working in healthcare during a pandemic.
This is a preparation course for ASHE’s Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker certification, which is a recommended certification for anyone who works on a healthcare jobsite.
Individuals and teams interested in learning more and/or registering for this training should access ashe.org/education/safe-day-one-e-learning-course. The English language training is available now, with a Spanish language version in development.