COVID-19 Safe Workplace Training

Virginia COVID-19 Workplace Training Requirements

Virginia Emergency Temporary Standards, 16 VAC 25-220 (ETS) requires employers to provide COVID-19 safety training to all employees when any job hazard or task is classified other than “lower risk” exposure. 

The ETS requires employers to assess and classify job hazards and tasks based on “exposure risk level” and to implement certain workplace safety practices – including employee training – based on that risk level. The employer must classify job hazards and tasks as “very high risk,” “high risk,” “medium risk,” or “lower risk” of potential exposure to the coronavirus. Employers must provide COVID-19 workplace safety training to all employees who have job hazards or tasks classified as anything above “lower risk.”

All “lower risk” places of employment must provide employees with basic written or oral information on COVID-19 hazards and measures to minimize exposure. Providing the training required for job hazards or tasks otherwise classified as higher risk also meets this requirement. 

Employers must also maintain certification for each employee trained, including employee name and physical or electronic signature and the person or company that provided the training.

Retraining Requirements 

Retraining is required when (1) the employer has reason to believe that any affected employee who has already been trained does not have the necessary understanding and skill required, such as changes in the workplace or job tasks performed, (2) there are changes to the employer’s Infectious Disease and Preparedness Plan, or (3) inadequacies in an affected employee’s knowledge or use of workplace control measures indicate the employee has not retained the requisite understanding or skill.

Why Clear Law Institute?

Clear Law Institute’s online COVID-19 Safe Workplace Training complies with all state training mandates, CDC and OSHA guidelines, as well as industry best practices. The online training is self-paced, fully narrated, and includes numerous interactive animations, video demonstrations, and exercises to keep employees engaged. 

Clear Law Institute provides online training to over 1,000 employers, handles training roll-out to employees, supports tech issues, and tracks course completions.

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