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COVID Clean – Taking Care of Business

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The global coronavirus pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on workplaces. Pandemic restrictions and concerns about infection and transmission, have kept the public at home and away from businesses and organizations that are the lifeblood of our communities, with devastating consequences for many.

Since March 2020, more than 160,000 small businesses have shut their doors permanently, according to data gathered by Yelp for its monthly Economic Impact Report. One in five small business owners say that they will have to close before the end of the year. Meanwhile, our local institutions and organizations are struggling to serve their constituents safely during the current public health crisis.

As the pandemic continues, the best hope for businesses and institutions to reopen and rebuild is to ensure a safe environment for all entities who come in contact with them, including employees, clients and the community at large. Community trust in established safety measures will be critical to the survival and success of any organization or business in the months and years ahead.

This course, developed by TSS’s certified safety specialists, assists communities, employers and employees in gaining a full understanding of workplace safety issues related to COVID-19 and developing protocols and strategies that will mitigate the risk of virus transmission.

Upon completion of this course, businesses and organizations can offer the highest-standards of COVID-19 mitigation to employees, clients and the community.

As knowledge about COVID-19 and this pandemic is still evolving, TSS recommends that employers frequently check with local, state and federal authorities for the most up-to-date guidance, rules and regulations.

The Course

Through this course, participants will gain an understanding of the following:

  • What COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted, who is at risk.
  • Developing best-practice business policies related to COVID-19.
  • How to conduct a workplace hazard assessment.
  • Masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): What is important to know about selecting, wearing and maintaining.
  • The needs of different types of businesses and organizations when it comes to COVID-19 mitigation.
  • Best practices for working safely.
  • How to communicate safety policies and protocols to employees and the public.

With more than two decades as a leader in the safety services industry, TSS is proud to put its name behind the knowledge and skills taught in this training. With successful completion of the course including passage of a short quiz for review, TSS will issue its COVID Clean certification confirming training and the recipient’s commitment to strict COVID-19 sanitation and mitigation protocols.

Lessons

What is COVID-19

This lesson provides a basic overview (relying on the most up-to-date public health information) of COVID-19, how it is transmitted and how it impacts our health.

Coronavirus and Your Business

A COVID-19 outbreak in your workplace can have a major impact on your business. In this lesson we outline some of the possible repercussions and introduce you to the prevention strategies this course will cover.

More on Your Workplace Prevention Plan

A clear workplace COVID-19 preparedness plan is a key tool to protecting your workplace and customers. This lesson covers the important information that should be included in every plan.

The Workplace Hazard Assessment

Any COVID mitigation plan should begin with a hazard assessment. This lesson covers how to identify high-risk points for disease transmission and exposure in your workspace.

Controls for Prevention

Effective controls are the best way to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace. This lesson covers some of the engineering and administrative controls employers can put in place.

Employee Health

Encouraging good hygiene practices and limiting employee exposure to sick coworkers and customers are key strategies for prevention. This lesson covers how to include these measures in your mitigation plan.

Cleaning Safety

By law, employers are responsible for protecting the health and safety of employees working with cleaning products used for virus prevention. This lesson covers the requirements for informing and educating the workforce about chemical safety.

Management and Communications

Once their COVID-19 plan is developed, employers need to make sure that it remains relevant. This lesson covers how to keep your plan current and encourage employee and customer compliance.