ASHE and KSHE offer Safe Day One education to technicians, contractors

 

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NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Eliana Munro
emunro@aha.org
312-422-3817

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2022

CHICAGO – The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association and Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE), an ASHE affiliated chapter, are partnering to bring Safe Day One: Health Care Orientation and Safety Training to learners in a flexible e-learning format. This program offers an introduction to the health care physical environment to technicians, contractors and subcontractors, and others who register for the program.

In addition to six continuing education credits, Safe Day One provides fundamental training on the unique factors of health care work sites for professionals new to working in this complex environment. Content includes guidance at every step of entering the job site, including before arrival, at arrival, during working hours and before leaving. Topics covered also include environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety as well as working in health care during a pandemic.

This is a preparation course for ASHE’s Certified Health Care Physical Environment Worker certification, which is a recommended certification for anyone who works on a health care job site. Professionals and learners interested in earning that certification should consider Safe Day One as their first step.

“Safe Day One is a nationally recognized training program developed so that hospital organizations don’t have to divert resources to internal training programs,” says ASHE Deputy Executive Director, Chad E. Beebe, AIA, CHFM, FASHE. “This program in conjunction with the worker certification not only saves time for hospital organizations but greatly reduces risks to the organization and to the patients.”

Individuals and teams interested in learning more and/or registering for this training should access ashe.org/education/safe-day-one-e-learning-course. The English language training is available now, with a Spanish language version in development.

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About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit www.ashe.org.