Now that the state is beginning to open with higher occupancy, L&I’s safety inspection is not letting up. To avoid rolling back or fines, the answer is to stay vigilant with employee training through an L&I approved training platform.
The Washington Retail Association offers a free web-based and smartphone app, COVID-19 training with 10 lessons. These lessons include videos and a quiz that covers:
- general information about COVID-19
- operation preparation checklists
- employee health screenings
- confirmed case procedures
- personal protective equipment
- HVAC systems, and
- alternative options for customers
The SAFEME COVID-19 safety training certificates earned by employees are evidence of required safety training from employers. While geared towards retail, the topics are universal to many industries.
SAFEME COVID-19 was funded in partnership with the Department of Labor & Industries for employer outreach and education. It is aimed at workers involved in retail stores, professional services, eating and drinking establishments.
Rick Means, WR’s Director of Safety & Education, is available to members to assist with L&I safety compliance, help drawing up safety plans and suggest topics for safety meetings. Contact him at 360-943-9198 x18, or [email protected]