Maine Requires Covid-19 Training for Retail Employees Before Opening

Maine’s Covid-19 response allows for a phased reopening of certain businesses in specific industries. As part of the state’s reopening plan, the Maine Department of Economic Development has issued Covid-19 Prevention Checklists for Businesses that must be completed by a given business before reopening. These Checklists specifically state that “[i]n order to open, businesses must commit to complying with the requirements of these checklists by filling out [an] online form.”

The Checklists require employee safety training in several industries, such as retail, lodging, restaurants, and fitness centers. The mandated training generally must include certain content, including:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Social distancing
  • Monitoring personal health and temperature
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Laundering of face coverings and uniforms
  • Cleaning protocols and how to safely use cleaning supplies

In addition, businesses in some industries have been instructed to “consider employee training in safe de-escalation techniques.”

Upon completion of the Checklist, businesses can post compliance badges on doors and websites to instill consumer confidence.

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.

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