COVID-19 Workers Get Training to Protect Their Own Health

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On March 23, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a new website with important educational resources for coronavirus workers dealing with the spread of COVID-19.  “The initiative got underway after Congress passed a supplemental appropriation of $10 million on March 6 “for worker-based training to prevent and reduce exposure of hospital employees, emergency first responders, and other workers who are at risk of exposure to coronavirus through their work duties.” The law provided a total of $8.3 billion in emergency funding for certain Federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.  The worker-based training initiative is being led by NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which has a long-established Worker Training Program (WTP).”

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I encourage you to check out the many valuable resources on this website.  It also includes hyperlinks to numerous other websites for much-needed information.