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.
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.