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VIN CE Course PRAC100-0417: OSHA & Practice Safety 2017
The lectures for this course will be presented in a text format.

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Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Open: April 10-July 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017; 9:30-11:00 pm ET (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

This basic course will be open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams actively interested in understanding OSHA's Standards and practical ways to implement them in a veterinary practice.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, support staff, and veterinary teams. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-28905) This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 09-02)

Course Information:
This course is designed for the Practice Owner, Manager or Administrator who desires to understand OSHA's Standards as well as practical ways to implement them in a veterinary practice. We attempt to avoid debating the merits of any particular requirement and focus on how to achieve compliance! This course will cover ALL aspects of a hospital safety program, not just the Hazard Communication Standard. The participants will be provided with many downloadable resources, including the actual text versions of applicable standards.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 17, 2017): Admin Requirements
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to April 17, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
OSHA & Hospital Safety (page 3)
Getting Started (pages 3-6)
Multi-Employer Workplaces (page 11)
Non-employees and Volunteers (page 14)
Administrative Requirements (pages 15-16)
Accidents and Illnesses (pages 16-18)
First Aid Kits (page 18)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session April 24, 2017): Staff Safety Training
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to April 24, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
OSHA Training Requirements (pages 21-22)
Staff Training (page 145)
Commitment of Leadership (pages 145-146)
Stages of Training (pages 146-147)
Use A Training Outline (pages 147)
Make Training Replicable (page 147-148)
Secrets to Successful Meetings (page 149-150)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session May 1, 2017): General Hazards Part I
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to May 1, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Meals and Snacks section (page 22-23)
Sanitation, Housekeeping & Maintenance (pages 23-24)
Restrooms (page 24-25)
Waste Disposal (25) - just the general stuff on page 25 - we'll discuss biomedical and chemical wastes during those lessons later in the course.
Electricity (pages 35-38)
Noise Hazards (page 81-82)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session May 8, 2017): General Hazards Part II
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to May 8, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Egress & Emergency Exits (pages 29-30)
Emergency Lighting (page 31)
Rescue Duties for the Staff (page 32)
Fire Prevention & Response (pages 32-24)
Fire Extinguishers & Sprinklers (page 34)
Violence Prevention (pages 46-50)
Security & Robbery Prevention (pages 50-51)
Making The Practice Less Inviting to Robbers (page 51-52)
Staff Working Alone (page 53)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 5 (Real Time Session May 15, 2017): Chemical Part I (Hazard Communication Standard)
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to May 15, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Hazardous Chemicals (pages 53-62) - includes the section on the Written Plan, The Hazardous Materials List, SDS's, Staff Training, Exemptions, Defining Hazardous and Eyewash Devices.
(Note: the section on Labels is included in this reading assignment because it falls in this page range, but we will actually discuss labels in the lesson NEXT Week).
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 6 (Real Time Session ##DATE##): Chemicals Part II (Special Chemicals)
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to May 22, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Container Labels (page 59-60)
Glutaraldehyde and other Disinfectants (page 62-63)
Ethylene Oxide (page 63-66)
Formalin & Formaldehyde (page 66-67)
Nitrous Oxide (page 68)
Cleaning Up Spills amp; Accidents (page69-71)
Mercury Thermometers (page 71-72)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to

**** MID-COURSE BREAK May 29, 2017 ****

Week 7 (Real Time Session June 5, 2017): Medical Procedures I - Anesthesia and Animal Handling)
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to June 5, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Animal Husbandry & Handling (pages 72-72)
Personal Hygiene (page 73-73)
Zoonotic Diseases (pages 76-80)
Inhalation Anesthetics (pages 82-89)
Compressed Gas Cylinders (pages 90-91)
Lasers (pages 91-92)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 8 (Real Time Session June 12, 2017): Medical Procedures II - Radiology and Medical Waste)
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to June 12, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
The Biomedical Waste (pages 25-27)
Sharps (page 27-28)
Radiology (pages 92-98)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 9 (Real Time Session June 19, 2017): Medical Procedures III - Chemotherapy and Personal Protective Equipment
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to June 19, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
The Hazard Assessment (pages 19-20)
Personal Protective Equipment (page 20)
Chemotherapy (pages 99-106)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 10 (Real Time Session June 26, 2017): Surviving and OSHA Inspection
Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Format: Text
Required Reading (prior to June 26, 2017 Real Time Session):
The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual
Rights and Responsibilities (pages 6-10)
Enforcing Safety Rules (pages 10-11)
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbooks: The following required textbooks are included in the price of the course and will be shipped to the course participants. About the Presenter:
Philip Seibert is a Certified Veterinary Technician concentrating as a full-time practice consultant to the profession, and is Director of the VIN OSHA Center. Phil's extensive clinical and managerial background enabled him to become the first veterinary technician to evaluate over 1000 veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Phil has taken the lead in "deciphering" the regulatory agency rules affecting the veterinary profession and continuously offers advice to veterinary technicians, hospital managers and practice owners on compliance with the regulations. Phil is the founder and managing editor of the profession's only safety-specific newsletter, The Veterinary Safety & Health Digest. He is the author of many articles dealing with veterinary hospital administration which have appeared in national publications such as Journal of the AVMA, AAHA Trends, Veterinary Forum and the Practice Journals.

Total CE Credit: 15

Tuition: $405 ($370 early bird special if enrolled by March 27, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Note: Tuition includes the cost of the printed manuals (valued at $72).

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 17, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
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  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-28905) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 15 CE Credits, with a maximum of 15 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."
This course has been approved for continual education units toward CVPM requirements through VHMA. (VHMA 09-02)

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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