IICRC Health & Safety Tech (HST) AND Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) COMBO
IICRC Health & Safety Tech (HST) course is designed to provide leadership training in occupational health and safety. The class will cover engineering and administrative controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment used in each specific industry or trade. The goal of the program is to provide attendees with the skills, knowledge, and awareness they need to save lives and prevent work related injuries and illnesses and to recognize and appreciate the value of health and safety on the job.
The course will promote the understanding of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, as it should add value to workplace by increasing morale, improving productivity, and reducing turnover. The course promotes the importance of hazard and risk assessments and how to implement controls on the identified hazards. The hierarchy of hazard controls will be emphasized in the class so that eliminating, reducing, and controlling hazards will become the focus of health and safety instead of just regulatory compliance. The message is simple – safety and health add value to your business, workplace, and life.
IICRC Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) course is designed to provide basic education, guidance, and understanding of the unique situations encountered when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup, regardless of surface, item, or location. The course will discuss the various procedures and precautions that should be taken when performing work at a trauma/crime scene and is based on the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup: 2017
The purpose is to teach the methodologies used by the technician, the worker, and other materially interested parties for inspecting and investigating human blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) contamination to establish hazard assessments, work plans, and procedures for cleaning and safe transportation of contaminated material. When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be able to safely perform trauma and crime scene cleanup.
The fee for the IICRC Exam is $65 and is NOT paid for at registration. This is a separate fee paid to the IICRC collected at the time of exam.
Hands-on tools and equipment for display, use and reference (set-up, operation, repositioning) or for demonstration during the TCST course include, but are not limited to:
- All students will demonstrate donning & doffing of PPE (except respiratory protection)
- Complete Hazard Assessment (group or individual)
- Real Hands-on work at a home contaminated with blood