Because HCOSP equips participants with required knowledge, competencies and tools to manage comprehensive occupational health and environmental safety programs within a healthcare setting.

What is HCOSP?

HCOSP is an eight-month certification course consisting of classroom and practicum training.
This certification course offers healthcare providers about 407 credit hours.

What will you gain?

Join leaders in occupational safety to:

  • Use terminology common to occupational healthcare safety.
  • Create procedures and processes that achieve optimal control or reduction of hazards and exposure that may harm people, property, or the environment.
  • Discuss issues related to occupational safety, health, and environmental impairment.
  • Develop an effective occupational health and environmental safety program.

What topics will the course cover?

Module 1: Management of health and safety

  • Introduction to occupational healthcare safety.
  • Occupational healthcare safety programs.
  • Risk management.
  • Emergency and disaster preparedness.

Module II: Occupational health and safety competencies

  • Laws and regulations.
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Noise and radiation.
  • Fire safety.
  • Safety equipment.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Ergonomics and musculoskeletal disorders.

Module III: Quality management

  • Introduction to quality.
  • Institutionalization of quality.
  • Reporting quality data.
  • Quality measurement.
  • Quality improvement.

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for:

  • Administrators.
  • Biomedical engineers.
  • Engineering and maintenance staff.
  • Quality improvement professionals.
  • Fire and security staff.
  • Environmental safety officers.
  • Allied health professionals.
  • Nurses.

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