Circa 1932-Lunch Atop a Skyscraper
1905 Shipbuilding Welder
Circa 1910-Log Pond
Cotton Mill 1909 Courtesy of Smithsonian
Circa 1920-Dipper

COVID 19 UPDATE

As of midnight 3/19/2020, Humboldt County DHHS is implementing a Shelter in Place Order!  What does this mean for training with NCSC?  Training that supports essential services, in particular healthcare providers, was exempted from the Order with compliance with CDC, DHHS and AHA guidance.  The Shelter in Place Order is scheduled to go through 4/9/2020 before assessment.  NCSC will, therefore, be rescheduling all other training, including tailgate meetings and any site visits where 6 feet of physical distancing  is not possible.  BLS Provider CPR training for healthcare providers who may be treating or coming into contact with patients with COVID 19 will continue, with reduced class size (under 10), physical distancing, and proper use of PPE, and no sharing of equipment. 

We will continue to be here for your regulatory questions, safe work practice questions, and any program, plan or policy development you will need.  Be well, be safe!

TRAINING COURSES & COVID 19

During this time of concern with the spread of coronavirus (COVID 19), NCSC will continue to provide its regular courses.  However, we are adhering to new American Heart Association guidance as well as both state and local DHHS (Department of Health & Human Services) guidance on keeping all students safe and healthy during the current coronavirus illness. 

The State and Humboldt County have issued guidance to cancel gatherings of 250 people or more, and for smaller gatherings to maintain social distancing.  For individuals at high risk (the elderly or infirm) the recommendation is for these individuals to meet in groups of 10 or less.  Number one, we ask all students not to attend courses when ill, under any circumstances.  And, although, NCSC and the courses we provide, which are mandated through State regulations, are excluded from this guidance, we will be implementing the precautions laid out by State, County and the AHA.  In our new and larger home, with restricted class sizes, we are able to utilize social distancing, as recommended by AHA, DHHS and WHO, by arranging seating to keep all students 3-6 feet apart.  Additionally, precautions are being taken for CPR courses when working with manikins, including the use of pocket masks with individual valves in lieu of faceshields to prevent any spread of the virus.  The use of gloves will also be further enforced during class, as well as liberal use of hand sanitizer.  As the American Heart Association has stated, you can stay safe and save a life.

NCSC will continue to update its classroom procedures as information is received from DHHS.  Please feel free to contact our office with any questions on these precautions.