Emergency Responder Health Surveillance Training Now Available
August 18, 2014
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is pleased to introduce the U.S. National Response Team (NRT) Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) system online training. ERHMS provides guidelines for protecting emergency responders involved in various emergencies and settings.
The ERHMS System Training Course provides necessary tools for implementing health monitoring and surveillance of emergency response workers. It also outlines important procedures during pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment activities, including credentialing, risk communication, and after-action assessments.
The ERHMS System: Leadership Training course introduces the ERHMS system to leaders in organizations responsible for planning and executing incident response activities. The intended audience includes local, regional, state, tribal, and federal personnel who are responsible for the occupational safety and health of responders.
Both courses are free online and provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Anyone involved with the deployment and protection of emergency workers is encouraged to take the courses and also to review the other ERHMS resources available on the NIOSH web site.