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PDFWAC 388-71-05833

What content must be included in safety training?

Safety training may include the use of video tapes, audio tapes and other print or electronic media. Safety training consists of introductory information in the following areas:
(1) Safety planning and accident prevention, including but not limited to:
(a) Proper body mechanics;
(b) Fall prevention;
(c) Fire safety;
(d) In-home hazards;
(e) Long-term care worker safety; and
(f) Emergency and disaster preparedness.
(2) Standard precautions and infection control, including but not limited to:
(a) Proper hand washing;
(b) When to wear gloves and how to correctly put them on and take them off;
(c) Basic methods to stop the spread of infection;
(d) Protection from exposure to blood and other body fluids;
(e) Appropriate disposal of contaminated/hazardous articles;
(f) Reporting exposure to contaminated articles; and
(g) What to do when sick or injured, including whom to report this to.
(3) Basic emergency procedures, including but not limited to:
(a) Evacuation preparedness;
(b) When and where to call for help in an emergency;
(c) What to do when a client is falling or falls;
(d) Location of any advanced directives and when they are given; and
(e) Basic fire emergency procedures.
One hour of completed classroom instruction or other form of training (such as video or online course) equals one hour of training. The training entity must establish a way for the long-term care worker to ask the instructor questions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.710, 74.08.090, and chapter 43.43 RCW. WSR 11-23-013, ยง 388-71-05833, filed 11/7/11, effective 12/8/11.]
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