Our labor laws outline that employers must protect the health and safety of their employees and inform them of hazards inherent to their work. Recently, employers have had the unique challenge of caring for the well-being of their workforce and customers due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). How does one control an invisible hazard which could severely damage the health and safety of staff without shutting down business altogether? Current challenges that must be addressed are the economic viability needed to keep businesses running while supporting the well-being of the workforce.
The COVID-19 crisis has challenged business operations to balance their productivity needs with the legal and moral requirements to properly address employee concerns. It is vital that an emergency response plan and overall safety program consider all factors. Some of the key parts of an organizational plan account for safety-related policies and procedures, human resource considerations as well as production, social distancing, worker isolation, and supply matters.
Given the ensuing change of events on a daily basis, a COVID-19 action plan must keep all staff prepared but flexible as we all adapt to the ever-changing situation from this pandemic.
The following Workplace course is designed to help employers and managers prepare and respond to exposure and illness caused by COVID-19.
To help our valued customers respond to the COVID-19 crisis, we’re offering this course at no cost for a limited time through the end of April.
- Limiting Exposure
- Sick Leave
- Good Hygiene
- Physical Separation
- Communication with Your Workforce
- Employer Regulatory Responsibilities
- Support for Business Operations
- Effect on Business Operations
- When to Implement Policies
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain ways to limit exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace
- Identify critical information to communicate to employees
- Identify which regulations might impact your response to COVID-19
- List actions employers can take to minimize business disruptions
ONLINE COURSE DURATION
Approximately 20 minutes
Testing conducted in this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved on the first attempt.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.
This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smartphones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.