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PDFWAC 388-71-0855

What content must be included in safety training?

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 directivesif available; and
(e) Basic fire emergency procedures.
(4) 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 receive feedback from an approved instructor or a proctor trained by an approved instructor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.20.270, 70.128.230, 74.08.090, 74.39A.070, and 74.39A.074. WSR 23-01-022, § 388-71-0855, filed 12/9/22, effective 1/9/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.09.520. WSR 13-02-023, § 388-71-0855, filed 12/20/12, effective 1/20/13.]
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