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PRAC142-0723: OSHA Module 3 - Medical Hazards

The lectures for this course will be presented via the Zoom webinar platform.

Presenter: Phil Seibert, CVT
Course Open: July 31-August 31, 2023
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, August 7, 14, and 21, 2023; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Non-Medical

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Tuition: Member $170 ($160 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)
Non-Member $249 ($231 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in all three OSHA modules (PRAC140-0423, PRAC141-0523, PRAC142-0723) by April 10, 2023 and receive a $125 discount off the regular price.

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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • develop and implement an animal handling safety plan for the staff.
  • develop and implement an infection control plan for animals with contagious or infectious diseases.
  • recognize and understand how waste anesthetic gasses get into the work environment and how they affect workers.
  • develop and implement a waste gas anesthesia safety plan.
  • understand the risks associated with surgical and therapy lasers.
  • develop and implement a laser safety plan.
  • properly identify biomedical waste based on state regulations.
  • develop and implement a biomedical waste handling plan to include proper needle and sharps safety measures.
  • understand the risks associated with low-level, chronic x-ray radiation exposure likely found in a veterinary practice.
  • develop and implement a radiation safety plan to include the use of machine safeguards, protective equipment and proper procedures.
  • understand the risks associated with hazardous drugs in a medical workplace and the precautions necessary for staff protection.
  • develop and implement a Dangerous Drug Safety Plan.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to veterinarians, veterinary technicians/technologists, and veterinary support staff interested in understanding OSHA paperwork, training, and handling an OSHA inspection in a veterinary practice.
Credit Approval: This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. This course is approved by VHMA for CVPM credit. (VHMA 19-23)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session August 7, 2023): Anesthesia, Lasers, and Animal Handling

Week 2 (Real Time Session August 14, 2023): Radiology and Medical Waste

Week 3 (Real Time Session August 21, 2023): Chemotherapy and Dangerous Drugs

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.
  • The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual.
    This is a comprehensive reference tool for the practice administrator, covering not only OSHA standards, but a complete range of regulatory issues, including controlled substances and pharmacy operations, labor and employment issues, and ADA compliance.
  • Safety Issues for the Veterinary Practice Staff.
    This self-paced workbook is ideal for training new and existing members of the practice team on the issues important to them and to OSHA!

Enroll Now  

Tuition: Member $170 ($160 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)
Non-Member $249 ($231 early bird special if enrolled by July 17, 2023)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in all three OSHA modules (PRAC140-0423, PRAC141-0523, PRAC142-0723) by April 10, 2023 and receive a $125 discount off the regular price.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on August 7, 2023 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.

Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.

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.

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

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

VIN CE Services:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357