Course Overview

Complete OSHA Training for the Practice Team:

Safety Officer Training - Practice Safety Manual - Team Training

When you see the letters O-S-H-A do you immediately get a cringe in your stomach? Do you dread trying to train your team on OSHA regs because you don’t understand it yourself? Are you fearful of getting fined because you are unclear on what OSHA requires? Is the concept of team training just overwhelming? If any of this sounds familiar, read on and know that you are not the only one.

Demystifying OSHA: Training for Managers and Safety Officers is designed to end the dread and start the love ... well ok - love may be a bit strong but "hey - I can do this" is not. OSHA is almost always considered to be confusing and overwhelming but it doesn't have to be. OSHA is a complicated topic, learning about OSHA does not need to be. This course is packed FULL of important and relevant information and resources to start getting you and your practice up to speed and compliant. Each module has assignments that will help guide you through completing your safety manual as well as bring a new level of awareness of safety issues to your practice. When the course is complete, you will have set up a large majority of your safety manual.

This course is not a copy of other OSHA offerings that just tells you that you need become compliant, but instead gives you the tools and guidance to "get it done." This course is a veterinary practice specific offering, written and instructed by Chery Kendrick, DVM, MPVM (zoonotics), ASCP, MLT, a leading expert in the field. Throughout the course, Dr. Kendrick will be available for questions or concerns that may arise and will help guide you through the process of creating your practice Safety Manual.

Required Team Training: As good as this course is, training the practice Safety Officer is only one part of the equation. Each member of your practice team must understand that OSHA compliance is their responsibility as well. Some will consider the best part of this offering the free Team Training Course. Yes - FREE!

After completion of this main course, an added bonus is the Demystifying OSHA: Team Training course, provided at no extra charge to completed Safety Officers and their practice. We have designed this additional course to train every member of your team and provide each with a proof of training certificate After the completion of both courses, you AND your team will be trained in OSHA and compliant with required annual training! Team members may enroll in this course for up to 12 months after the main course is completed by the Safety Officer.

Scheduling: Another special feature is the 24/7/365 availability. Enrollments in this course are accepted at any time. Each student has 8 weeks to complete the main Safety Officer portion.

Safety Manual: The course enrollment fee includes a customizable Safety Manual. The manual is provided as a download. The download link is provided within the course to enrolled students.

With the completed safety manual, practical assignments, a leading OSHA expert at your fingertips and complementary team training, this course is too valuable to pass up! There is no time better to start than now!


Practices or Corporations With Multiple Locations

For information on registration and pricing for practices with more than one location, please view Multi-Location Pricing.


Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 24 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

This course is applicable for 20 CE credits toward the continuing education requirement for the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager program offered by the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA).

RACE Subject Category: Non-Medical; Delivery Method: Interactive Distance; Program Number 57-36971.

VetMedTeam is approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

VetMedTeam is approved as a Florida state sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians. The Florida Medical Board does not recognize technicians and therefore only addresses veterinarian CE requirements.


Participation Access Parameters

This course runs continuously. Participants may enroll at any time. There are no real time sessions.

The design of this course allows each student to proceed based on individual schedule, as long as all assignments are submitted by the assignment submission deadline.

Each student's personal 8-week session will begin upon enrollment.


Course Content

Demystifying OSHA: Training for Managers and Safety Officers is designed specifically for training of the designated Safety Officer in a veterinary clinic or other animal care facility. The participant will review OSHA terminology, perform a workplace hazard assessment, develop an emergency action plan specific to their practice environment, learn what to do and what to expect in the event of an OSHA inspection, and more.

This course addresses the switchover to the Globally Harmonized System of Labeling and the conversion from MSDS to SDS.

At the completion of this course, each participant will have the majority of their Safety Manual completed and customized for their veterinary practice. In addition, the entire team may then enroll in the Team Training Course at no additional charge.

Please note: Access to the Team Training component is provided, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of this main course.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

This course is appropriate for any veterinary practice team member who will be assuming the responsibilities of the OSHA Safety Officer or who wish to know more about this area of practice safety and compliance. It is designed for a participant who has no training in OSHA or one who needs to refresh their training and who needs to work on the practice's safety manual.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define OSHA and compliance requirements
  • Prepare the team for OSHA inspections
  • Describe what is expected before, during, and after an inspection
  • Build and implement the Safety Manual specific for their practice
  • Perform a thorough Workplace and PPE Hazard Assessment for their practice
  • Implement an Emergency Action Plan specific to their practice and patients
  • Organize and update the SDS binders
  • Complete required OSHA forms
  • Organize a safety team and maintain OSHA maintenance schedule


Required Materials

"OSHA Safety Manual", Kendrick Technical Services, LLC.

A fully completed and personalized Safety Manual is required for compliance. This course is designed to help each student prepare the practice's manual so that at the end of the course almost all the work has been completed.

The E-manual is offered to students of this course at a substantial discount vs the standard retail price. The cost of the manual is included in the course fee - no additional material payments are required. A link to download the manual is provided within the course to enrolled students.


Course Completion Requirements

Students are required to submit numerous assignments designed to immediately apply the course to everyday practice through the creation of the Safety Manual. In addition, participants must receive a grade of 80% or higher on the examination.

Upon fulfillment of the course requirements, the student will receive a VetMedTeam certificate of completion that will document the RACE and VHMA credits earned.


Participant Feedback

...The step-by-step process of creating a manual specific to our clinic was clearly defined and explained along the way. It was by far the best way to learn all of the requirements and be DOING the manual at the same time (as assigned). We all know some classes you learn a few things and go on your way, but this class we were actually doing what we needed as we went along, in a way that we understood WHY we were doing it.

...I found planning an escape route was a great part of the course as the animals are our concern and would not like to think in the confusion of an ER any would be left behind. I also found the information about the inspections and what to do in case of a surprise inspection very useful. With this course I am confident we will pass.

...Having access to Dr. Kendrick was one of the best aspects of this course. The course content was great and it was so beneficial to understand what was required to become OSHA compliant. The course was divided into modules and the completed assignments for each module helped in compiling the OSHA manual for our hospital.

...I thought the modules were well thought out and organized. I felt completing each module one at a time helped me understand OSHA better than I have in the past. Overall, I was very please with this course and would recommend it to others who need to complete OSHA training.

...Information regarding chemical safety was useful because on a daily basis, those chemicals are handled in the practice, but reactions to emergencies were not in place. This now makes me feel safer and more prepared to handle those situations

...Chery was very accessible and responsive. I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of response to assignment submissions and correspondence.

...The course broke down the OSHA into chunks of material that I could complete. It was gratifying to see the progress I was making in becoming OSHA compliant. It can be an overwhelming topic and the course made it manageable.

...1) step by step approach. 2) self-paced. Could stop in middle of section and then finish it a few days later. 3) current, practical information. Therefore, immediately useful. 4) help accessible if needed.

...I appreciated the new manual broken down so all can read and understand clearly what is expected. I liked that the manual could be changed to fit our individual hospital.

...I believe the labeling of the secondary bottles was most beneficial to me because I was able to go around our hospital and find bottles that did not have labels on them to prevent us from getting a fine.

...I loved the nice, ready to print pages for the manual so that I could easily develop a clinic specific manual and policies for our practice. I have a better understanding of the OSHA requirements and inspection processes.

...I liked the fact that I could work at my own pace, which due to work schedules was unfortunately slow. I also liked that I could apply the course material as I studied it.


Course Author

Chery Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFS


Course Instructor

Chery Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFSChery Kendrick, DVM, MPVM, MLT, ASCP, CFS

Dr. Kendrick is a regulatory specialist, (OSHA, DEA, EPA, etc.), consulting nationwide with clinicians and practice management groups, focused on helping practices become, and remain, current and compliant. A former large animal veterinarian, she is also a holistic practitioner, specializing in energy and herbal medicine modalities.

As an award-winning speaker, she presents on numerous topics, including:

  • OSHA Compliance in the Veterinary Practice

  • Zoonotics: The Epidemiological Crisis

  • Compassion Fatigue or I Hate My Life? Realizing You ARE in Control of Your Life!

  • Holistic Medicine and Your Practice: The Art of Integrative Medicine

  • Maintaining Control in Your Practice: The Art of Management

  • The Complete Life: The Path to Wellness and Mindfulness

Dr. Kendrick is a certified Mastermind Group Facilitator. Being that Mastermind Groups are a valued resource for growth, both personally and professionally, she leads Virtual Mastermind groups geared toward every stage of practice life, and for every member of the team.

She makes her home in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Eastern TN, where she enjoys her five horses, three dogs and four kitties. She loves to clicker train the horses, especially new baby Dixie Doodle, and smart little teenager, Misty Walker of TN, although her three senior horses also enjoy special training times. Dr. Kendrick is an active hiker of the Smoky Mountains and the Pacific Coast Trail. Horses, nature and teaching make her complete.



Price: $474.00

The fee for this course includes the Safety Officer training course, the customizable Safety Manual and the individualized team training component - upon completion of this course information will be provided which outlines the team enrollment process.

Multi-Practice Enrollments: This course has been designed and priced to cover the training needs of a single location practice. If you need training for a multi-location practice, please contact us a