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09/01/2021

COVID-19 Training Requirements by State

In the absence of a single Federal standard for COVID-19 training, state safety agencies, legislatures, and governors’ offices have released regulations, policies, and guidance that require employers to provide employee training on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and how to prevent workplace exposure.

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06/23/2021

California Adopts Revised COVID-19 Emergency Standards

California's revised rule took effect on June 17. These new regulations more closely align to CDC's most recent recommendations on COVID-19 workplace safety.

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04/28/2021

OSHA Submits Emergency COVID-19 Rule For Approval

OSHA delivered its COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval this week. If approved, the Final Rule may appear in the Federal Register within weeks.  

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01/22/2021

Stronger OSHA Action on COVID-19 Coming Soon

President Joe Biden has directed OSHA to do more to protect workers from COVID-19 and enforce workplace safety standards.

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10/08/2020

Temporary Guidance on Tight-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirators

On October 2, OSHA issued temporary guidance on the use of tight-fitting powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) during the COVID-19 global health emergency.

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08/12/2020

COVID-19 Training for Employee Safety Awareness

To help employers meet state training mandates and ensure employees have reliable, clear information to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19, Lion launched the COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness online course this week.

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for New Mexico Employees

New Mexico has issued guidance for employers reopening their businesses in the Land of Enchantment, requiring them to provide training for all employees on best practices to protect staff and customers from COVID-19.  

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training Provisions for Kentucky Employers

Kentucky’s Healthy at Work provisions, effective as of July 10, 2020, require reopening businesses to meet minimum requirements, including providing COVID-19 education and training for “all individuals, including employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors..."

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training for Businesses in Illinois

As part of Illinois’ Phase 4 (Revitalization Plan) to reopen the State, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity issued COVID-19 related training requirements for all employers. 

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training and Protocols for Texas Employers

A revised checklist issued in Texas requires training for all employees and contractors on how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection and prevent community spread of the virus.  

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