Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 in the Workplace
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. This page contains health and safety resources for workers who may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.
HIPAA Training (Employee and Volunteer)
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and is a U.S. federal law enacted in 1996 as an attempt at incremental healthcare reform. It was subsequently revised in 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act and again in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule.
HIPAA’s intent was to reform the healthcare industry by reducing costs, simplifying administrative processes and burdens, and improving the privacy and security of patients’ health information. Today HIPAA compliance mainly revolves around the last item: protecting the privacy and security of patients’ health information.
Elder Abuse & Adult Protective Services Training for Professionals (Employee and Volunteer)
The Department’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program supports programs and services to protect elders from abuse in all its forms – physical, emotional, financial and more. The program is designed to increase awareness of the problem of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The program includes training and dissemination of elder abuse prevention materials and funds special projects to provide training and prevention activities. The Department of Elder Affairs does not conduct investigations.
The Elder Abuse Prevention Program is funded through Title VII of the Older Americans Act and is administered through contracts with Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers.
Meals of Love Handbook
Welcome to Meals of Love! You are the heart and soul of Meals of Love and we depend on us every day to help deliver Meals of Love from our approved restaurants.
The Handbook is designed to acquaint you with Meals of Love and provide you with information about volunteering with our organization. The handbook has been organized by topic to help you find information easily. No handbook can answer all the questions you might have about our policies and programs. We encourage you to talk with your supervisor or coordinator if you have questions about the content of this handbook or your volunteer service with us.
You should carefully review and familiarize themselves with the contents of the Handbook as soon as possible, for it will answer many questions about Meals of Love.
Thank you for giving your time and talent to help others. We hope you find working with Meals of Love a positive and rewarding experience.
Meals of Love Food Handler Training
“While the food supply in the United States is one of the safest in the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 76 million people get sick, more than 300,000 are hospitalized, and 5,000 Americans die each year from foodborne illness. Preventing foodborne illness and death remains a major public health challenge.”
In addition, CDC estimates that foodborne illness costs the country $6.9 billion every year.
-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website (http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/)
Every year in this country, millions of people get sick from the food they eat. Most of these illnesses can be prevented. This manual is designed to provide food service personnel with safe food handling guidelines in order to reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Foodborne illness may devastate a community and take a serious financial toll on the food industry. Do your part by following food safety guidelines every day.