CEAT Professional Development partners with OSU Center for Rural Health for rural training program
Thursday, February 16, 2023
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Oklahoma State University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Professional Development and the OSU Center for Rural Health teamed up to provide the 2023 Oklahoma Hospital HAZWOPER for First Receivers Program.
“HAZWOPER is OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response standard that requires workers be trained to safely perform their job functions without endangering themselves or others,” said Bonnie Kaiser-Gambill, coordinator of the Oklahoma Hospital HAZWOPER program. “We’re pleased to partner with the OSU Center for Rural Health to provide this important First Receiver training to hospital staff and others who work in emergency, disaster and infection control and preparedness in Oklahoma.”
The first program manager focused training kicks off on Feb. 28 in Tulsa. An additional program manager focused training will also be offered in Oklahoma City on March 3. Operational level hospital HAZWOPER trainings will then be scheduled statewide at primarily rural-serving hospitals. Training topics focus on developing and sustaining a health care facility decontamination preparedness program, emergency decontamination procedures and proficiency, incident command system topics, equipment issues and maintenance, and preparedness emerging issues.
“The past three years have taught us the importance of decontamination preparedness in emergency situations,” said Corie Kaiser, director of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. “We are excited this training opportunity will be offered to rural-serving providers, who are essential to the communities they serve.”
CEAT's Professional Development is an Engineering Extension center providing advanced technical career development programs responsive to the needs of industry. With a 98-year history of providing applied training to the defense, oil and gas, construction, health care, environmental compliance, transportation, and fire prevention sectors, Professional Development serves as a primary point of contact for entities seeking access to hands-on training, conference and symposium opportunities, and customized career development courses backed by land-grant research, teaching and extension expertise.
OSU Center for Health Sciences has five centers of excellence addressing emerging and pressing health challenges through multidisciplinary collaborative research with an emphasis on childhood adversity, addiction, rural and indigenous health, and health systems innovation. The OSU Center for Rural Health enhances the quality of life for rural and underserved Oklahoma communities through the development of medical and public health workforce programs, research, policy and community engagement. Learn more at medicine.okstate.edu.