TRAINING & CERTIFICATION

COVID-19 Prevention Training for Employees (eLearning Module)

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of daily life, including new operating conditions for businesses, workers, and customers.  Employers have a duty to protect their employees and customers from workplace illnesses or injuries. Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), employers are required to provide their employees with a form of employment and place of employment that is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm.”

 Features & Benefits Include:

  • An interactive training module for employees on infection control procedures and social distancing protocols as required by various state, and country health orders along with OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). 

  • A downloadable “Infection Control Precautions Training Handout” to inform employees of best practices in order to avoid the spread of infectious diseases.

  • A video with “Tips on Returning to Work after COVID-19” for employees who may not be mentally prepared to return to work.

  • A training acknowledgement form to show proof of compliance.

  • A “Maintaining a Healthy Work Environment During COVID-19” checklist to help employers implement and maintain a plan to prevent infection in the workplace, and allow employers to determine if their workplace is fully equipped to keep people safe. 

  • Any new updates will be automatically published to your eLearning module for immediate reference.

 Training will help employees:

  • Understand how coronavirus is spread

  • Identify signs and symptoms of COVID-19

  • Know how to self-screen for COVID-19

  • Determine when to stay home and when to seek medical attention

  • Discover best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19

Workplace Civility Training Program (eLearning Module)

“Workplace civility” is “polite, reasonable, respectful behavior towards others in the workplace.” Conversely, “workplace incivility” refers to “discourteous or rude behavior, whether intentional or unintentional, toward one or more individuals in the workplace.” Incivility can lead to harassment or discrimination, or may be viewed as evidence of a hostile work environment.  In addition, gossiping isn’t only uncivil, it can violate anti-harassment laws.   State, federal, and local laws prohibit harassment and discrimination of employees, job applicants, and visitors on the basis of sex, gender, age, race, religion, national origin, pregnancy, or disability. Various court decisions and agency guidance have clarified that employers must take reasonable steps to prevent harassment and discrimination from occurring.

  • Failure to take reasonable prevention measures can result in a finding of employer liability during a harassment or discrimination lawsuit.

  • Violations of anti-discrimination laws can result in penalties up to $50,000 per complaint.

  • The EEOC Task Force released a report on Harassment Prevention and found that harassment-training programs are more effective if they address workplace civility, inclusion, diversity, promote a respectful workplace, and include bystander intervention.

  • According to the Healthy Workplace Campaign, legislatures in over 30 states have introduced workplace anti-bullying bills in recent years.

Features & Benefits Include:

  • An interactive Workplace Civility Training eLearning module, which can be taken by an unlimited number of employees.

  • Additional downloadable resources include:

    • Workplace Civility Training Handout

    • Training Acknowledgment Form

  • Any new updates will be automatically published to your eLearning module for immediate reference.

This eLearning module is designed to do the following:

  • Examine why workplace civility is important

  • Explain the benefits of inclusion, diversity, and workplace sensitivity

  • Look at who is involved in incivility and its consequences

  • Identify when incivility becomes workplace bullying

  • Discuss what to do when you are a victim of, or witness to, abusive behaviors

Workplace Violence Prevention Training (eLearning Module)

OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employers to provide a place of employment free from recognized hazards likely to cause injury or death. Since workplace violence can strike anywhere at any time, every employer is obligated to address the threat of workplace violence by implementing appropriate safeguards and safety training. Failure to protect employees from violence in the workplace can result in fines and penalties under the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act and/or related state regulations. Additionally, employers can be found negligent in court if they cannot prove that they took all reasonable measures to prevent a violent incident from occurring.

  • Over 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year

  • Weekly, an average of 33,000 workers are assaulted on the job and 17 are murdered

  • Employers pay $40 billion annually in direct and indirect costs associated with these incidents

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, incidents of workplace violence have increased 23%

  • In 2017, OSHA issued revised enforcement guidance on workplace violence, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released revised safety guidelines on what to do when confronted by an active shooter.

 Features & Benefits Include:

  • Also included with the module are the following:

    • “Workplace Violence Risk Factors” Activity Handout

    • “Recognizing Potentially Violent Behaviors” Job Aid

    • “Responding to Threats of Violence” Job Aid

    • Acknowledgement Form for all employees to sign upon completion of training

 Employees who complete this training will gain understanding of the following:

  • An overview of workplace violence

  • Risk factors and types of violent incidents

  • Recognizing signs of potentially violent behavior

  • Responding to threats of violence

  • Administrative, behavioral, and engineering controls

Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program (eLearning Module)

66% of all cyber breaches are caused by current employees.  State, federal, and local laws require businesses to take reasonable steps to protect any personal information collected from customers, employees, or job applicants. Employers and employees must be able to identify the different kinds of cybersecurity threats in the workplace, and recognize what protections are available against cyber attacks.  Failure to comply with applicable laws can result in penalties up to $10,000 per violation and/or costly lawsuits alleging negligence in failing to protect sensitive personal information. 

A comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training program is a company’s best defense to help identify the different kinds of cybersecurity threats in the workplace, and recognize what protections are available against cyberattacks, as well as perform the responsibilities expected of them. Employers must create clear and comprehensive company policies on cybersecurity while following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) ten-step approach in formulating effective cybersecurity guidelines.

 Applicable federal laws include:

  • Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act (ITADA)

  • Cybersecurity Act of 2015

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • CANSPAM Act

  • Unlawful Access to Stored Communications Act

  • European Union law regarding General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 Features & Benefits Include:

  • An interactive Cybersecurity Awareness Training eLearning module, which can be taken by an unlimited number of employees.

  • Additional downloadable resources include:

    • How to Protect Sensitive Informationhandout

    • Cybersecurity Training handout

    • Acknowledgement Form for all employees to sign upon completion of training

  • Any new updates will be automatically published to your eLearning module for immediate reference.

 This eLearning module is designed to train employees on the following:

  • How to keep information safe from cybersecurity threats

  • Important cybersecurity laws

  • How to perform your job using proper cybersecurity procedures

Mental Health in the Workplace (eLearning Modules)

Recent studies indicate that employees are suffering from increased stressed, anxiety, and depression due to the COVID-19 pandemic, divisive political issues, and civil unrest.  Mental health issues can directly impact employee productivity and engagement in the workplace.  While mental health has long been recognized as protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently took steps to provide guidance while also announcing COVID-19 pandemic-specific guidelines and recommendations.  The EEOC verified that employees suffering from mental health issues are also protected against employee harassment and discrimination.  

 

Features & Benefits Include:

  • Employer Module - to help employers navigate the legal issues surrounding mental health in the workplace and offers suggestions on improving employee morale during challenging times. Including the following resources:

    • Managing Work-From-Home Employees White Paper to learn tips and receive guidance on how to best manage those who work remotely

    • Harassment Prevention & Response Employer Guide to help your business recognize and prevent workplace harassment

  • Employee Training Module - offers ways that employees can improve both their mental health, productivity, and overall morale during challenging times. Including the following resources:

    • Training Acknowledgement Form

    • 7 Tips on Returning to Work After COVID-19video to help employees return to the office and ease any stress or anxiety

    • Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace handout, which contains an overview of the information included in the training

  • Any new updates will be automatically published to your eLearning modules for immediate reference.

 

Employers will understand:

  1. The general legal framework protecting employees suffering from mental illness

  2. Federal agency guidance addressing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

  3. Possible reasonable accommodations and available leave laws for mental health issues

  4. How mental health issues can affect the workplace

  5. Best practices to assist workers whose mental health may be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

First Aid At-A-Glance

First aid response is an important component of any workplace safety and health program. OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.151 requires that first aid be performed by adequately trained personnel with access to proper first aid supplies.

Informing your entire workforce about signs and symptoms of medical emergencies could be the difference between life, death, or serious injury. This quick-reference poster can help an untrained witness or bystander determine whether an incident or injury qualifies as an emergency situation.

Benefits

Protect the safety, health and well-being of your employees
The first aid safety notices on this all-in-one poster can save organizations money, and in some cases, they save careers, families, and even lives.

Demonstrate compliance with OSHA’s first aid standard
Our poster is designed to address the most common types of workplace emergencies, and can be used as part of a workplace first aid program that complies with OSHA standard 1910.151.

COVID-19 Digital Resource Bundle

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19, effective April 1, 2020. The FFCRA requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

In addition, guidance from the national, state, county, and city levels is being released at an unprecedented pace, making it nearly impossible for employers to keep track of new orders and regulations. In this critical time, it is extremely important for employers and managers to have the most up-to-date information. By learning important information released by government entities, employers can keep themselves and employees safe.

All employers need to take steps to reduce the impact of a pandemic outbreak in the workplace. Due to growing concerns about COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recently issued new guidance to American employers about how to prevent and control infections from spreading.

What It Contains
As your compliance partner, Personnel Concepts is committed to helping you adjust and manage your
business during the current global health crisis. Our exclusive Digital Resource Bundle includes the
following:


1. An All-In-One COVID-19 Digital Resource Guide for Employers - A comprehensive collection of critical links and downloadable resources on recently released guidance and information surrounding COVID-19, which will be updated as new information is released.


2. A digital guide on Managing Work-From-Home Employees: Practical Guidance for
Employees & Managers During the COVID-19 Crisis

3. A digital guide on Avoiding Unlawful Workplace Discrimination During the COVID-19
Crisis


4. A digital guide on Small Business Financial Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis


Who Needs It
All businesses with 1 or more employees must comply with the FFCRA requirements. Businesses open to
the public must also have the most up-to-date information available. Keeping abreast of the ever-changing
coronavirus health crisis is a necessity. Employers must educate themselves on important information
released by government entities, to keep themselves and employees safe.

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