COVID-19 Employee Training Required in Minnesota

Minnesota employers must train all employees, including management, on the risks of Covid-19 exposure and the employer’s policies and procedures for mitigating such risks. See Minnesota Industry Guidance for Safely Reopening: General Industry Guidance (MN COVID-19 Guidance) (“all workers and members of management must be trained regarding COVID-19 exposure, as well as applicable policies, procedures, practices, and protocols”).

Employers are required to pay for the training, and the training must be provided in a manner and language that each employee can understand and be adjusted to reasonably accommodate all limiting factors present.

The MN COVID-19 Guidance directs employers to the OSHA’s Resource for Development and Delivery of Training to Workers and Minnesota’s Small Assemblies for Testing and Training Guidance for guidance with facilitating training while addressing COVID-19 implications.

Employers need to “ensure the necessary or required rules and practices are communicated to workers, and adequately enforce their provisions.” Employers must also make sure that these are equally communicated to any businesses providing temporary, part-time, seasonal and contract workers to the employer.

Finally, the MN COVID-19 Guidance makes clear that employees must comply with and follow the employer’s rules and practices.

Clear Law Institute offers an interactive, self-paced online training that complies with these training requirements, and similar requirements in other states, as well as 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 the training to employees, supports tech issues, and tracks course completions.

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