All GW staff are encouraged to take this course to learn how to prepare for emergency situations on campus (and beyond). They learn the difference between an evacuation and a shelter-in-place (and when to perform either action). Participants receive fire prevention tips, learn about Health & Safety’s Floor Warden Program, and get a demo of AED (Automated External Defibrillator) machines.
This course is recommended for anyone working at GW who will be in contact with blood and/or body fluids of humans or animals during field research and/or laboratory work. Participants learn about Universal Precautions and maintaining good infection control practices at work. The course also includes a demonstration of proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and information about vaccinations available to workers.