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Course ID
080
Course Title
Army IH Defense Occupational Health Readiness-Industrial Hygiene Initial Course
Instructional Method
Online and Classroom
Sponsor
Army Public Health Center
Target Audience
MANDATORY COURSE FOR GS0690 and GS0640
Description

Thank you for inquiring about our courses.  We are excited to that you are interested in a class. 

Regarding our 2019 courses, here is a list of proposed dates:

December 3-7, 2018 Army DOEHRS-IH Initial Course (First Quarter)

February 11-15, 2019 Army DOEHRS-IH Initial Course (Second Quarter)

April 29- May 3, 2019 Army DOEHRS-IH Initial Course (Third Quarter)

August 12-16, 2009 Army DOEHRS-IH Initial Course (Fourth Quarter)

(DO NOT ENROLL USING THIS PHC TRAINING WEBSITE- ENROLLMENT IS ON BLACKBOARD ONLY)

We are excited to that you are interested in a class.  Phase 1 of the course is on the PHC blackboard.  https://aiph-dohs.ellc.learn.army.mil  A pass code is required to self-enroll.  Pass code is provided by requesting from paula.c.steven.civ@mail.mil.

NO SHOWS AND LATE CANCELATIONS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

Even though this course has a face to face element, registration and testing are on Blackboard. The steps to apply for the course are:

AIPH-DOHS.ellc.learn.army.mil

Select course catalog

Search for a keyword

Hover mouse over class

Click on grey arrow

Enroll

Submit

You may request a step-by-step example of how to self-enroll and participate in this course by emailing paula.c.steven.civ@mail.mil

All training courses are planned at APG, MD North Campus. Iterations subject to cancellation based on student participation.

ALL ARMY USERS MUST HAVE THE ENTIRE ARMY DOEHRS-IH INITIAL COURSE TO OBTAIN USER ROLES IN ARMY DOEHRS PROGRAM OFFICES.

PARTIAL TRAINING OR TRAINING FROM CONTRACTORS OR OTHER SERVICES IS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE ARMY.

STUDENTS MUST BE COMPLETE WITH PHASE 1 TO ATTEND THE PHASE 2 FACE TO FACE PORTION.

STUDENTS MUST SECURE TRAVEL AND FUNDING 40 DAYS PRIOR TO PHASE 2 CLASS DATE

Typically the course runs as follows:

1. Phase 1 is completed in Blackboard (pre-quiz, 7 short lessons) prior to attending Phase 2.

2. Phase 2 class room (lectures, scenarios and capstone) are completed. The capstone is reviewed/approved during class. Once the capstone is completed satisfactorily then the student completes the course survey/evaluation and final exam (passing score 80%). 

3. When both phase 1 and 2 are completed, the student gains access to relevant program offices.

This is a mandatory class for all GS-0690 and GS-0640 employees working as installation level Army IH staff. DA PAM 40-503 3-7 a. states the maintenance and use of DOEHRS-IH module is MANDATORY for all DA IH personnel who identify and evaluate OH hazards.  This course is designed to teach students how to use the Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System-Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH) web-based application. It has two parts: phase 1 is online and phase 2 is hands on training. The course is designed for industrial hygiene staff members who will be actively entering data into the DOEHRS-IH application at an Industrial Hygiene Program Office. Upon completion of this phase 1 online course, students are automatically be placed in the queue for phase 2 hands on training. Phase 1 of this course is online in Blackboard and registrants must complete the online portion of this course or they will not be provided a quota for the phase 2 face to face training. Phase 2 traditional classroom experience requires TDY. Students must complete the Phase 1 portion of the class online prior to attending Phase 2.

The Army IH Competency supported by this class: Health Hazard Evaluation & Risk Communication

The Technical Learning Objectives of the above IH Competency

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of health risk analysis: establish an exposure assessment strategy; collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents); assess exposures to the work force; prioritize health risks; implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures; schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary; and document and communicate health risk exposures.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to establish an exposure assessment strategy.

3. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of how to collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents).

4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to prioritize health risks.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of how to schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of how to document and communicate health risk exposures.

TLOs addressed this class:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of health risk analysis: establish an exposure assessment strategy; collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents); assess exposures to the work force; prioritize health risks; implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures; schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary; and document and communicate health risk exposures.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to establish an exposure assessment strategy.

3. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of how to collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents).

4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to prioritize health risks.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of how to schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of how to document and communicate health risk exposures.

TLOs addressed this class:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of health risk analysis: establish an exposure assessment strategy; collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents); assess exposures to the work force; prioritize health risks; implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures; schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary; and document and communicate health risk exposures.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of how to establish an exposure assessment strategy.

3. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of how to collect basic characterization information (workplace, work force, and agents).

4. Demonstrate knowledge of how to prioritize health risks.

5. Demonstrate knowledge of how to implement monitoring and control strategies for unacceptable exposures.

6. Demonstrate knowledge of how to schedule and perform periodic reassessments as necessary.

7. Demonstrate knowledge of how to document and communicate health risk exposures.

At the end of the course, IH professionals will be able to:

1. Describe and differentiate between the 8 steps of the DoD IH Exposure Assessment Model via a web-based IH Information Management System, which consist of the following elements:

Define Scope of Support & Resources

Conduct Basic Characterization

Establish Similar Exposure Groups

Develop Workplace Monitoring Plan

Characterize Exposures

Assess Exposures & Recommend Controls

Generate selected Reports

Conduct relevant Re-evaluations

2. Enter and analyze data generated in the demonstration model of the DOEHRS Information Management System.

3. Set up their local Industrial Hygiene Program Office in the production (live) model of the DOEHRS Information Management System. This will allow the students to begin entering exposure data upon their return to their work sites.

4. Explain how Industrial Hygiene tasks (surveys, sampling, interviews) are entered into the portable tablet computers.

Location: Blackboard Learning site: https://aiph-dohs.ellc.learn.army.mil

 

CLASS MATERIALS:

Phase 1-Students will need speakers or headphones to hear the audio. Slide Deck notes pages will be available on Blackboard. Students may wish to print handouts and have them available during the videos. Phase 2-Students are responsible for printing all classroom scenarios and bringing with them to the face to face portion of the course. Bring materials to take notes (pens, pencils, highlighter, self-stick tabs, etc.)

CERTIFICATES, CEUs & POINTS:

Certificates are issued to students who achieve a passing score. Attendance of all online module sections is required in order to receive a certificate for the module. ABIH provides CM points for this module to those who are eligible. CEUs are issued by Career Program 12 for this module to those who meet all passing requirements.

Prerequisites

Make sure you have taken the following steps PRIOR TO APPLYING TO THIS COURSE:

All students must have completed the following courses within the last 12 months prior to attending the class:

1. HIPAA/Privacy Act training. This is a new combined course found on the JKO website. Log into the training the JKO Learning Portal.

2.. Information Assurance Training: Annual Information Awareness Training can be completed at this site.

The on-line course will explain the 8 steps that are key to evaluating and controlling workers''''

occupational exposures. As part of the course you will learn about Similar Exposure Groups and statistics that are available in the DOEHRS-

IH application.

Remarks

Blackboard self enrollment at AIPH-DOHS Blackboard Domain aiph-dohs.ellc.learn.army.mil (find course in catalog

and toggle to enroll)

Online Participation:

1. Alerts and Notifications are posted on Blackboard homepage. ALWAYS READ & follow instructions provided to make your online learning experience a positive one. This Blackboard Course must be completed within 6 months of your enrollment. Enrollees that have been inactive for 6 months will be removed from the course.

2. Navigate through this course by clicking on the menu links on the left. Lectures release in order one at a time.

3. Course Design deliberately forces students to listen to every slide and participate in every knowledge check. Using the navigation to reverse to listen to previous slides is possible.  Do not try to use the navigation system to reattempt knowledge checks that have been previously attempted. Do not attempt to use the slide bar or any other navigation tool to try to fast forward through the course.  The Table of Contents area will let you navigate to previously viewed slides only. Do not step away from a lesson and leave it unattended or it will lock. Occasionally there will be slides that are "hidden" from the table of contents.  This is by design and at the decision of the instructor that created the lesson. Do not exit any lesson in this course until complete or it will lock and you will have to request a reset.  The course coordinator issues resets for locked lectures upon email request.  Resets will require students to start the lecture from the beginning. Make sure to include the exact name of the course in your request. After a lesson is complete select the "continue" button before exiting out of the lecture.  Blackboard may take a few minutes to register your grade before allowing navigation to the next lecture. If a student tries to fast forward in any way, steps away from the computer during a lecture for an extended time, closes the lecture without completing every slide and every knowledge check, blackboard will lock the lecture and you'll have to contact the course director paula.c.steven.civ@mail.mil to have it reset.  Once it is reset, the user will be required to start the lecture again from the beginning.  This course is designed to ensure full participation in all lectures.  The course grades will come from the lectures and there are no exams.  If students are cautious about viewing the lectures then no resets will be required.

4. Failing grades We are happy to assist students that are stuck in-progress, have compatibility issues that prevent the user from seeing exam questions, or have terminal connectivity issues during lectures and exams. 

6. Check/Change Blackboard Email settings immediately. Blackboard no longer recognizes AKO email addresses.  You will not receive important course communications or certificates if you do not change your email address. What happens if you don't do it? If you have your AKO address still there, you will NOT receive a course completion certificate when you have completed the course! Go to your name in upper right corner of this page. Click the down arrow. Go to Settings at bottom of page. Go to Personal Information. Go to Edit Personal Information. Change your email address from your AKO address to your @mail.mil address. Hit Submit.

7. Exam difficulties where only one question is displayed is a result of compatibility settings on your computer, please do the following:  Remove army.mil from the compatibility view setting list to get the questions to appear.

                      

 

8. Error messages sometimes appear because you have too many cookies. Blackboard is greedy.  It requires all of your cookies and cache. Go through these steps exactly - don't skip any steps. If you ever see more than about 200 files when you select view files, that is too many.  Sometimes you have to clear the files a couple of times to get rid of them all and you may need to completely get out of IE and reopen it.

Go into "Tools" then "Internet Options"

-delete history and cookies,

-then under Browsing History select "Settings" then click "View Files" select all and then hit the Delete Key. That deletes all stored cookies.

-Then click the content tab and clear ssl slate (you may need to refresh your browser-depending on which version of IE you have)

9. Certificates are generated by the system and emailed to the account you have associated with your profile within 3-5 business days.

The certificate program only runs a couple of times each week. Depending on where you are in the cycle when you submit, it may take up to 5 days for you to receive the certificate. If you have not changed your email to your @mail.mil address, you will not receive a certificate by email. Your certificate will come from "Kofi Merritt" and may be sent to your junk mail. Keep an eye out for it. If you failed to correct your email address, you may also access from the "My Certificates" module on the Blackboard homepage, by clicking view/download to access the certificate.

10. Honor System is used. You are on your honor not to cheat on exams. Cheating means:

-Looking up any answer or part of an answer in a textbook or on the Internet, or using any other source to find the answer.

-Copying and pasting or in any way copying responses or parts of responses from any other source into your online test. This includes but is not limited to copying and pasting from other documents or spreadsheets, whether written by yourself or anyone else.

-Asking anyone else to assist you by whatever means available while you take the exam.

-Copying any part of the exam for any reason. (Not even if you are experiencing an error in Bb- we do not need "proof" to provide a reset, Bb records your progress in the course and instructors are able to determine if there was an error without screen shots.)

11. Technical difficulties may require you to contact course coordinator: paula.c.steven.civ@mail.mil Office hours 0600-1530ET.

NO SHOWS AND LATE CANCELATIONS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED

Course Schedule
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