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Lion Launches 3 COVID-19 Training Courses to Help Meet State Standards

Posted on 8/14/2020 by Roger Marks

To protect workers from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, many states have released regulations, directives, and orders aimed at employers in recent weeks. While each state's plan is unique, employee training and education is a major element of all of them.

In Virginia, for example, employers are required to provide COVID-19 training for employees by August 26

So far, other states with COVID-19 training standards in place for employers include California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington.

Get the details: COVID-19 Training Requirements by State 

To help employers meet these state COVID-19 training requirements and take steps to protect employees amid the ongoing public health emergency, Lion Technology announced three training opportunities this week.

COVID-19: General Workplace Controls
COVID-19: Use of Personal Protective Equipment
COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness

Professionals can use these two live webinars and one self-paced online course to prepare their facility to re-open safely and meet their legal responsibilities for protecting employees.

As of August 2020, Federal and state OSHA offices have fielded nearly 20,000 complaints from workers concerned about inadequate PPE and their employers’ failure to abide by CDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19 transmission.

COVID-19 General Workplace Controls Training (Live Webinar)

This one-hour webinar guides employers through how to conduct workplace hazard assessments and use the OSHA hierarchy of controls to prevent transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases.
The webinar will also explore best management practices for engineering and administrative controls to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in manufacturing, warehousing, office, and retail workplaces.

The first session kicks off on August 31 at 1 PM ET. Lion Members: Save $30 when you login and enroll at Lion.com.  


COVID-19 Use of PPE Training (Live Webinar)

This one-hour webinar prepares safety professionals and supervisors to select and implement appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) measures for employees to prevent transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The training will help employers recognize their legal and regulatory obligations for providing PPE, select and use respirators in the workplace, and prevent workplace transmission of COVID-19 (and other respiratory diseases).  

The first session is scheduled for September 3 at 1 PM ET. Lion Members: Save $30 when you login and enroll at Lion.com. 


COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness Training (Online Course)

This online course prepares employees to protect themselves and co-workers from exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace. The course guides workers through means of transmission, signs and symptoms, and health hazards of the SAR-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19).

The course also provides training on appropriate work practices, social distancing, and PPE and face-covering use to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The course can be accessed anytime, from any internet connection. Employees can complete this COVID-19 training at their own pace, pausing and resuming as needed to fit their schedule.


Under the OSH Act, employers must address all recognized hazards in their workplace, including infectious diseases like COVID-19. In addition, many states have issued policies, regulations, and directives that require employers to train workers and take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work. Absent a Federal OSHA standard concerning COVID-19 training, more states will likely create their own policies soon.

By providing reliable, up to date training and guidance about COVID-19, you can ensure that employees who return to work feel informed, protected, and confident.

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 training, OSH Act

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