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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Standards for Washington Employers

As part of its Safe Start Washington phased reopening guidelines, the State of Washington is requiring employers to educate workers about the novel coronavirus.

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Requirements for Massachusetts Employers

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development now requires employers in the state to provide training related to COVID-19.  

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07/25/2020

In Effect Now: Michigan COVID-19 Emergency Rules

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order to require all businesses to provide COVID-19 training for employees who must leave their homes to perform their job duties.  

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Standards for Connecticut Employers

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently provided specifics about COVID-19 training employers are required to provide for workers.

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for Vermont Employers

The State of Vermont now requires employers in the Green Mountain State to provide COVID-19-related training for employees. Training for employees already working was required before May 4, 2020.   

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for Employees in Minnesota

As part of its Stay Safe MN Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance, Minnesota now requires all workers and members of management to take COVID-19 training on contagion exposure and the business’ applicable policies, procedures, practices, and protocols.  

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for Workers in Rhode Island

Rhode Island recently added a new COVID-19 training requirement to its Safe Activities By Covered Entities During the COVID-19 Emergency standards. Under this new requirement, all employees must be trained “to follow the standards and requirement in the Safe Activities standards.  

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Standards for California Employers

As part of California's Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) requirements, employers must protect workers workplace hazards, including infectious diseases like COVID-19.

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Guidelines for New York Employers

In New York, each business or entity must develop a written Safety Plan that outlines how the employer will prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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07/24/2020

Final Rule Alert: LNG Allowed in Rail Transport

DOT PHMSA's Final Rule amends the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow bulk transport of methane, refrigerated liquid (i.e., liquified natural gas or LNG) by rail.

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