It is a fight to level the playing field to be able to compete for jobs and careers on the basis of skills and make available apprentice training to all. In 1973 Al Percy launched a class action lawsuit to give workers like him a chance to better their lot in life. It would also ensure the availability of skilled workers to build the infrastructure of the future.
Who is Al Percy? What is the lawsuit?
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Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 20 of 64 PageID #: 2752 types of disinfectants, safe work practices when performing manual disinfection, achieving disinfection using mechanical processes, quality assurance for disinfection, quality assurance testing for high-level disinfectants, Surgical instrumentation, the important role of instrument selection and inspection, instrument manufacturing process, classification and overview of surgical instruments, postoperative care of surgical instruments, solutions that damage instruments, instrument sharpness testing and identification, instrument identification methods, instrument lubrication, tips to protect instruments from damage, complex surgical instruments, Power surgical instruments, endoscopes, rigid and semi-rigid endoscopes, rigid and semi-rigid endoscope general guidelines for decontamination, rigid endoscopic instruments, endoscopic and robotic instrumentation, flexible endoscopes, cleaning and processing flexible endoscopes, flexible endoscopic accessories, flexible endoscope regulations and guidelines, Infection prevention issues, flexible and rigid endoscope care and handling, endoscope camera care and handling, endoscopic repair, Staff education, loaner instrumentation, assembly and packaging, assembly and packaging area, primary goal of pack preparation, general guidelines for preparation of pack contents, quality assurance measures - internal chemical indicators, basic packaging procedures, reusable packaging materials, disposable packaging materials, wrapping techniques, methods of packing closure, package labelling, special packaging concerns, point of use processing, Immediate use steam sterilization, procedures for immediate use steam sterilization, quality control monitors for immediate use steam sterilization, point-of-use processing for heat-sensitive devices, high-temperature sterilization, factors that impact sterilization, advantages of steam sterilization, anatomy of a steam sterilizer, types of steam sterilizers used in central service, steam sterilizer cycles, conditions necessary for effective steam sterilization, basic work practices for steam sterilization, sterilization quality control, low temperature sterilization, low-temperature basic sterilization requirements, ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide systems, ozone sterilization, Sterile storage and transport, storage considerations, receipt of sterile items into storage, event-related sterility, basic storage guidelines, cleaning, sterile storage professionals, transporting sterile items, transportation guidelines, monitoring and recordkeeping for central service, the importance of accurate records, general monitoring, decontamination area monitoring, high-level disinfection monitoring, sterilization monitoring, sterilizer specific monitoring, personal monitoring, staff education, quality assurance, quality in central service operations, components of quality, quality control indicators, analysis of quality concerns, quality program alternatives, quality central service procedures, quality in central service processing areas, managing inventory within the central service department, Handling commercially-sterilized items, item locator systems, loss of sterile items, transport of 18 | P age
Case 1:20-cv-06131-CLP Document 22-21 Filed 03/14/21 Page 21 of 64 PageID #: 2753 commercially-sterilized packages, distribution of supplies, sustainability, the role of central service in inventory management, Role of central service in ancillary department support, identifying the central service department's scope of service, patient care equipment, procuring new and additional equipment, other patient care equipment concerns, procedural support, utensils and other medical equipment, communication and coordination is key, the role of information technology in central service, role of computer-based information systems, tracking systems for central service, features of instrument and equipment tracking systems, Safety and risk management for central service, risk management, common workplace safety hazards, general hazards, area specific safety concerns, other areas of concern, disaster preparedness, employee accidents and injury, patient accidents and injuries, Employee information and training, employee preparedness, success through communication, need for effective communication and human relations skills, common communication barriers, central service technicians are professionals, basics of communication, human relations, central service technicians and teamwork, central service and diversity, customer service skills for central service technicians, setting priorities, avoiding work group comparisons, committing to patient care during disasters, personal and professional development for central service, personal development. Standard precautions, and consumer education, apprentice learns about hand washing, using gloves,, and mixing universal solutions, apprentice learns about disposal of wastes, use proper body mechanics at all times and incorporate safe transfer and lifting techniques, is knowledgeable about procedures in case of emergencies in the home, check equipment before use and notifies supervisor of any problems identified, The Percy Program includes OSHA Certification Training providing health and safety certification programs to reduce occupational errors and promote protective measures, including OSHA classes, first aid, emergency planning, and fire safety, and OSHA’s recently released guidance on classification of worker risk to potential exposure to the coronavirus. OSHA 10 Hour Course Construction This 10 Hour course has been designed to provide instructions on various construction industry safety and health standards. It introduces workers to safety standards and makes them able to recognize hazards, avoid dangerous situations and prevent accidents. Course Content: Intro to OSHA, fall protection, electricity, personal protective equipment, handling, storage, use and disposal of tools. Each participant who completes the course will receive a certificate of completion and OSHA card. This course is available in English and Spanish. 30 Hour OSHA Construction Safety and Health 19 | P age