June 20, 2024

New Online Course on Crisis Preparedness Available from University of Massachusetts

The self-paced online course “Total Worker Health (TWH) Employer Crisis Preparedness” is now open for registration. Developed by the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, this course teaches learners how to plan for disasters such as severe weather, acts of violence, and disease outbreaks while preventing unnecessary harm to employees. UMass Lowell’s webpage states that the course provides 90 minutes of instruction. Participants must finish the course’s 10 modules and anonymous pre- and post-training surveys to receive a certificate of completion.

The course is designed for learners in fields such as human resources, risk management, health and safety, and operations, as well as managers in any sector. Modules cover promoting and overcoming obstacles to preparedness, assessing vulnerabilities, making emergency action plans, leading in a crisis, ensuring communication, addressing human resources issues, managing mental health, and training. A TWH employer crisis preparedness guide and workbook intended to help learners build emergency preparedness programs are provided with the course.

To learn more, visit the course webpage. Registration is free.