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COVID-19 Training and Protocols for Texas Employers

Posted on 7/25/2020 by Lauren Scott

To help employers re-open businesses safely and protect the safety and health of employees, Lion News staff is reviewing standards for COVID-19 preparedness, workplace controls, and employee training on a state-by-state basis.

To learn more, view our list of states with COVID-19 programs in place. 
 

On July 2, the State of Texas issued a revised checklist of minimum standards for employers and event organizers to follow to protect workers and limit the spread of COVID-19. This latest revision requires training for all employees and contractors on how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection and how to prevent transmission.

The “Health protocols for your employees and contractors” section of the checklist, linked below, states that all employees and contractors must recieve COVID-19 training that covers “appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette.”

Appropriate COVID-19 training may include, but is not limited to:
  • How to establish and maintain adequate social distancing;
  • Face covering etiquette and requirements;
  • Coughing and/or sneezing etiquette;
  • Proper hand washing protocols as well as proper hand sanitizer usage; and
  • Guidance on cleaning and sanitizing high-touch surfaces such as workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, and restrooms.
In addition to providing COVID-19 training for workers, employers must screen all employees and contractors for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before they enter the business, clean and disinfect the workplace at least daily, and maintain 6 feet of separation between individuals where possible. The checklist also sets occupancy limits for facilities and elevators. 

Read the full checklist here.

Now Available: COVID-19 Safety Awareness Online Training

This week, Lion launched the COVID-19 Employee Safety Awareness Online Course to help US workplaces re-open safely. As facilities nationwide begin to re-open, it is crucial that employees know how to protect themselves and their co-workers from exposure to COVID-19.

The course prepares employees to:
  • Recognize signs, symptoms, and risk factors for COVID-19
  • Describe how the COVID-19 disease is transmitted
  • Follow recommended hygiene and work protocols to prevent exposure
  • Properly use and care for PPE and face coverings, when required 
The course is designed to help employers nationwide satisfy COVID-19 employee awareness and training requirements now in place in many states, including Texas. 
 

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