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Updated COVID-19 Training Resources for Agencies and Staff


The NIEHS Worker Training Program (WTP) has been tracking information about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it pertains to protecting workers involved in emergency response and cleanup activities performed in the United States. 

The National Clearinghouse creates training tools to aid in the development of awareness-level courses or other awareness-level materials. These tools provide health and safety guidance to workers who work in industries with the potential for exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning much about it, including how it spreads. This Training Tool will be updated with new information as the situation evolves.  You can enroll in the course by clicking the online version link below:

Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace (Online version)


All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves. This learning package consists of 4 modules with videos and downloadable presentations.

The course is free. Just register for an account on OpenWHO and take the course by clicking the link below:

Enroll me for this course

WHO Course Certificates: A Record of Achievement certificate will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes.


  • Module 1: Acute Respiratory Infection (ARIs) of public health concern - Introduction:

Overall learning objective: To describe basic information about acute respiratory infections including transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

  • Module 2: How to protect yourself against Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs):

Overall learning objective: How to manage the risk from ARIs.

  • Module 3: Basic hygiene measures:

Overall learning objective: To describe basic hygiene measures to protect against ARIs.

  • Module 4: Wearing a medical mask:

Overall learning objective: To describe when and how to wear a medical mask.