COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Online Training

  • New 2022 Version Just Released
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  • Employees can retake training as guidelines are updated for no additional cost
  • Continually updated with CDC and state guidance
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COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Training

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidance advises employers to “educate and train workers” on COVID-19 safe work practices. 

Additionally, several states, including California, Virginia, and Washington, require or strongly encourage employers to provide COVID-19 workplace safety training to employees.

Some states also mandate the specific content that must be included in the employee training. In fact, in the past states have issued citations to employers who do not provide fully compliant COVID-19 workplace safety training.  To learn more about the training content recommended or required in your state, contact us.

Clear Law Institute’s interactive online training, COVID-19 Safe Workplace, helps employers comply with federal and state training guidelines and promotes a safe and healthy workplace.

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Why Training is Essential

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Beyond Check-the-Box Training

Given the health risks of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, employers must go beyond “check-the-box” training. Employers must provide a course that not only complies with legal requirements but also provide employees with the practical guidance needed to maintain a safe working environment. Clear Law’s COVID-19 Safe Workplace online training is fully narrated and includes numerous interactive animations, video demonstrations, and exercises to keep employees engaged.

Updates

Because of the changing nature of the virus risk and guidance from the CDC, OSHA, and other agencies, the course is continually updated. Employees can retake the training if COVID-19 training requirements change for no additional cost.

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Course Content

As required by federal guidelines and state regulations, the course addresses topics such as:

  • How to protect yourself and others in the workplace
  • COVID-19 vaccines
  • CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people
  • How the virus spreads
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • People at risk for severe illness
  • Proper ventilation practices
  • Effective hand hygiene
  • Cough and sneeze etiquette
  • How to practice social distancing
  • Use of face masks to slow virus spread
  • Preferred mask types
  • How to properly fit and wear a face mask
  • How to store and wash masks
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Health monitoring
  • When not to report to work
  • Conflict prevention and resolution

The course is continually updated as CDC and state regulations continue to change. For example, the 2022 version added content on the following:

  • Staying up to date on vaccinations
  • Vaccine myths and facts
  • Disposable respirators
  • And more
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Accessible to Users with Disabilities
Unlike most workplace harassment training providers, Clear Law Institute ensures that its training is accessible to users with disabilities as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Clear Law's training meets not only Section 508 requirements but also the strict requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.
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We can include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization.

Policy Review & Acknowledgement

Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your specific policies related to COVID-19. We can also include a “Policy Review” exercise where users are required to search your policies to find the answers to questions relating to your policies.

Advanced Customizations

Clear Law Institute can customize the course further to meet your organization’s training needs. We can even have scenarios take place in your workplace environment.
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Course Customizations

Standard Customizations

We can include your logo, relevant policies, workplace images, and an introductory message from a senior official in your organization.

Policy Review & Acknowledgement

Users can be required to certify that they have read and understood your specific policies related to COVID-19. We can also include a “Policy Review” exercise where users are required to search your policies to find the answers to questions relating to your policies.

Advanced Customizations

Clear Law Institute can customize the course further to meet your organization’s training needs. We can even have scenarios take place in your workplace environment.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can COVID-19 training reduce virus spread in the workplace?
Employees do not intuitively know how to safeguard themselves and others from infectious diseases like COVID-19. Safe workplace training provides employees with a fundamental education on COVID-19 safe work practices.

COVID-19 is highly transmissible between people. One study estimated that over 50% of new infections originated from people with no symptoms who did not know they were infected. Equipping employees with knowledge about safe work practices - and how to correctly implement them - is a necessary step every employer can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Is COVID-19 employee training good for business?
COVID-19 employee training also helps protect the health and safety of customers and clients. Employees trained to implement safe work practices convey confidence that their workplace is safe and healthy. When your employees feel safe and protected, they impart that same feeling to your customers and clients. People who feel that an environment is safe will become repeat customers and clients.
How can COVID-19 training improve our bottom line?
Some states require COVID-19 employee training, including California and Washington. An employer’s failure to provide the required employee training can result in sizable penalties. COVID-19 workplace outbreaks can also result in workers’ compensation and other legal liability, as well as a public relations debacle. Employers who view employee training with this lens understand training is a highly effective risk management tool to protect their bottom line.
When should employees receive training?

Employees should receive COVID-19 training before or very shortly after they return to in-person work. All new hires for in-person work should also receive training. Although some state training mandates are silent on this issue, the clear objective is to educate workers on how to protect themselves and to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Employees who lack knowledge about COVID-19 safe work practices can endanger themselves and others in the workplace. 

What topics should be covered in employee training?

COVID-19 employee training should cover the safe work practices required by law or workplace policy, including masking, social distancing, hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette, health monitoring, cleaning and disinfection, and any other state-mandated safety topics. Now that COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, promoting the benefits and safety of vaccination is also an important training element.


Should training cover how to wear a mask?

Employee mask use will not effectively limit virus spread in the workplace if they do not wear a mask correctly. For optimal protection, an employee’s mask should fully cover the mouth and nose. Mask fit is equally important. An employee who wears a mask with large gaps on the sides of the face puts other people at risk. According to the CDC, a mask should fit snugly under the chin and against the sides of the face so virus particles do not escape. Employees, customers, and clients will feel protected and safe in the work environment when employees consistently wear face masks properly.

What about COVID plans and policies?

Because the landscape of COVID-19 vaccination varies, the distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinated employees is often blurred. Despite recently updated CDC guidance for vaccinated individuals, many employers continue to require employee mask use even when state or local law does not. Employee training that can be customized to include policies specific to your workplace can help employees clearly understand the safety practices they must follow. Incorporating your workplace policies into employee safety training gives employees clear-cut directions on what is required in your workplace. 

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