COVID-19 Training Requirements for Massachusetts Employers
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The Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development now requires employers in the state to provide COVID-19 training for employees.
The new standard is outlined in the state's Reopening: Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces guidance to assist business in reopening safely. The guidance outlines requirements businesses must follow in order to reopen, including provisions related to social distancing, hygiene, staffing and general operations, cleaning and disinfecting, and sector-specific safety provisions.
What COVID-19 Training is Required?In particular, the guidance requires employers to provide COVID-19 training to all employees on social distancing and hygiene protocols. Therefore, training may include, but is not limited to:
- How to establish and maintain adequate social distancing;
- Face covering etiquette and requirements;
- Proper hand washing protocols; and
- Guidance on sanitizing high-touch surfaces such as workstations, equipment, screens, doorknobs, and restrooms.
Now Available: COVID-19 Safety Awareness Online TrainingThis 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
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