Connecticut Mandates COVID-19 Employee Training
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has released rules addressing various COVID-19 requirements that businesses must adhere to as they reopen and bring employees back into the workplace. Specific rules were released for industries such as offices, retail, and restaurants.
Among other things, employers are required to institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program before reopening. The training must include:
- The rules contained in “Reopen Connecticut” guidance, and
- Protocols on how to clean and use cleaning products (including disinfectants) safely.
The training must be provided during working hours and at no cost to the employee. The training materials must be presented in the language and at the literacy level of the employees. In addition to the training, employers are required to provide employees weekly refreshers on their policies.
If any on-site duties are subcontracted, such as cleaning services, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure subcontractors are also appropriately trained.
Clear Law Institute has created an interactive, self-paced online training that complies with this training requirement, and similar requirements in other states, in addition to the OSHA guidelines that apply nationwide. Clear Law Institute’s COVID-19 Safe Workplace Training is fully narrated and includes numerous interactive animations, video demonstrations, and exercises.
Clear Law Institute, which provides online compliance training for more than 1,000 employers, handles rolling out the training to your employees, tech support issues, and tracking course completions.