Rhode Island Requires Employee Covid-19 Safety Training Upon Return to the Workplace
As part of the state’s Reopening Plan, the Rhode Island Department of Health issued emergency rules, which require that “all employees shall be trained to follow the standards and requirements of these regulations and new employees shall be trained as they are hired.” Emergency Rule, RI 216-RICR-50-15-7.4.1 (g). The emergency regulations remain in effect until September 5, 2020, unless renewed for a period not to exceed 60 days.
As part of the reopening process, an employer must certify that its employees have an understanding of how to operate during Rhode Island’s phased reopening, including, but not limited to the following:
- Ensuring proper cleaning and decontamination of the workplace.
- Providing instruction on how and when to properly wash hands in the workplace.
- Reminding employees of the requirement to stay home if sick and inform them of sick-time policies.
- Discussing with and/or distributing information to employees about how the business or organization will address employee concerns.
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.