eLEARNING: Available 24/7 on the UC Learning Center
This course is required for employees who perform work that is reasonably anticipated to cause a substantial dust disturbance. Trainees will learn about important UCSB Valley Fever Awareness Program requirements, including:
- What Valley Fever is and how it is contracted;
- High-risk areas and types of work and environmental conditions during which the risk of contracting Valley Fever is highest;
- Personal risk factors that may create a higher risk for some individuals;
- Exposure prevention methods;
- The importance of early detection, diagnosis, and treatment to help prevent the disease from progressing;
- How to recognize common signs and symptoms of Valley Fever;
- The importance of reporting symptoms, seeking medical attention, and proper diagnosis, and;
- Common treatments and prognosis for Valley Fever.
For more information, please contact Jesse Bickley, (805) 893-8787.