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Communicable Diseases: What Every Funeral Home Must Know

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Members: $ 55.00
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3 CE Hours

This continuing education course is designed to assist you as a funeral home professional to create a safe work environment by protecting yourself, your staff, and the public from the potential dangers of communicable diseases.

The content of this course has been reviewed by Edward M. Ranier, NFDA's OSHA Counsel, Lord & Whip PA, Baltimore, Md.

Information is also based in part on the significant contribution of the late James (Jay) Burnside, III, CFSP, of Professional Compliance, Inc.

Primary resources used in the development and verification of material for this course include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Continuing Education Information

This course is currently approved for 3 CE hours by APFSP and selected state licensing boards.

State Exceptions:

Check with your state board for approval status.

Edward M. Ranier, Esq.

Edward M. Ranier is an attorney at the Law Office of Edward M. Ranier LLC in Timonium, MD. He was previously employed with Lord & Whip PA, Baltimore, MD. Mr. Ranier graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, in 1965, and obtained his law degree from the University of Maryland in 1968.

Mr. Ranier has represented funeral service, in OSHA and workplace issue matters, for over thirty years.


His experience with OSHA began in 1970 as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. From 1985-1988 Mr. Ranier served on the Maryland Occupational Safety & Health Advisory Board, and in 1995 was Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Occupational Safety & Health Law. He authored the Employer's Guide to Occupational Safety & Health for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and in 1996 was Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Funeral and Cemetery Law.

Edward M. Ranier
Law Office of Edward M. Ranier LLC
411 Ivy Church Rd.
Timonium, MD 21093

*State CE approval varies. All NFDA online courses are approved for continuing education by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP) and most state licensing boards. Contact your state licensing board or NFDA for specific state CE information.

The fact that NFDA presents this educational material does not denote that NFDA endorses, recommends or supports the opinions expressed by the presenter or author. The content presented is informational only. For specific legal or compliance advice contact your firm's legal counsel. NFDA does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information presented, and NFDA shall not be liable for the actions or inactions of funeral establishment owners, managers or employees in respect to the information presented in this educational product.