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, which vary by industry, 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, 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.

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