Kentucky Requires Employee COVID-19 Safety Training
Kentucky requires every entity in the state to provide COVID-19 safety training to all employees. The Kentucky Healthy at Work Guidelines provide that each business or organization allowed to reopen in the state meet certain “minimum requirements” before reopening.
These “minimum requirements” include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Employee training on how to isolate individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, and how to report possible cases. If an employee tests positive, the employer must immediately notify the local public health department.
- Training for all individuals, including employees, temporary employees, contractors, vendors, customers, etc., about the Kentucky Healthy at Work protocols. The training must be offered during scheduled work times at no cost to the employee.
In addition, retail businesses must train employees on how to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including:
- when to use PPE;
- what PPE is necessary;
- how to properly put on, use, and remove PPE;
- how to properly dispose of and/or disinfect PPE;
- how to inspect for damage and maintain PPE; and
- the limitations of PPE.
Finally, retail businesses should ensure employees are informed that they may identify and communicate potential improvements and/or concerns to reduce potential risk of exposure at the workplace. These education and training requirements must be communicated in the language best understood by the individual receiving the education and training.
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 provides online compliance training for more than 1,000 employers, handles roll-out of training to employees, supports tech issues, and tracks course completions.