COVID-19 Training Required for All Employees in Michigan
Update: On October 14, 2020, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued Emergency Rules implementing COVID-19 workplace safety requirements for businesses that resume in-person work, including employee training. The Emergency Rules are effective immediately and remain in effect for six months.
The Emergency Rules were adopted in response to the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision that Governor Whitmer did not have the authority under state law to issue Executive Orders related to COVID-19. Thus, the ruling effectively invalidated Executive Order 2020-114, the contents of which we previously discussed below.
On June 5, 2020, the Governor of Michigan issued Executive Order 2020-114, which requires all employers to provide COVID-19 training for employees returning to the workplace. The Order states that “all businesses that require their employees to leave homes or residences for work must . . . provide Covid-19 training to employees that covers, at a minimum:”
- Workplace infection-control practices
- How to properly use personal protective equipment
- Steps an employee must take to notify the employer of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19
- How to report unsafe working conditions
Michigan also mandates industry-specific training, such as for retail establishments, that in addition to the above training requirements, must include:
- Appropriate cleaning procedures, including training for cashiers on cleaning between customers
- How to manage symptomatic customers upon entry or in the store
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.