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COVID-19 Training for New Mexico Employees

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.


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.

According All Together New Mexico, published by the Governor’s office on July 31, 2020, workers must all be trained on “daily cleaning and disinfecting protocol, hygiene, and respiratory etiquette (e.g., covering coughs).”

Therefore, training may include (but is not limited to):
  • How to clean and disinfect the workplace;
  • Proper hand washing technique and hand sanitizer usage;
  • How and when to wear face coverings; and
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette.
Employers must ensure individuals can safely stay 6 feet apart and arrange all meetings remotely wherever possible. All employees must have face masks and wear them at all times when near others unless eating, drinking, or advised otherwise by a health care provider. Workers will need to be screened every day before they enter the workplace and be sent home and get tested if they experience symptoms related to COVID-19.

The guidelines also list “COVID-Safe Practices” certain businesses must follow, including warehouses, food production facilities, farms, ranches, dairy producers and processors, construction companies, and other businesses.

Read All Together New Mexico here.

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. 
 

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