COVID-19 employee training enables workplace behaviors to change.

For COVID-19 employee training, one event does not remove the root cause. Moreover, coronavirus employee training requires ongoing reinforcement for social distance, self-check and disinfection controls. Like a starter’s gun, your COVID-19 employee training marks the beginning. Furthermore, engineering, procedural and administrative controls must be adopted. Without a doubt, our ability to work through the pandemic requires it. As spread and prevention are understood, new ways must become new norms. Most importantly, we must adapt with decisiveness.


Today, we shelter at home and the experience is disruption. In California, we shelter to bend the curve. Most realize the disruption continues until a vaccine is discovered, or you’re infected. According to the World Health Organizations, some people may be re-infected. Consequently, some COVID-19 preventative measures and controls must become permanent. If we assume business as usual, make way for high fatalities.

Is there a more pivotal point in our history? Can you name a more critical period in your career? The answer to both questions is no. I have experienced tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and firestorms. The coronavirus marks the fourth economic meltdown in my professional career. Unequivocally, the answer still remains no. The time for action is now!


Some manufacturing, construction, health care, and critical infrastructure organizations lack online options. Subsequently, e-learning may not be possible. The method is also proven ineffective. COVID-19 prevention cannot be left to a method 60% effective. Most importantly, online learning alone could result in preventable human tragedy. What should organizations in this predicament do?

For starters, COVID-19 employee training must focus on prevention. Workers cannot spread COVID-19 amongst themselves, with customers, or to their homes. Above all, preventing workplace infection is your immediate task at hand. To remain operational, you must remain healthy. With conviction, your directive is clear. Get workers to practice prevention throughout their shift and sustain it. For this reason, the behavioral changes are significant. The new normal challenges everything known about training.


For starters when planning COVID-19 employee training, think through the logistics. Nothing in our professional careers compares with the disruption to classroom training. For this reason, consider the difference between the experiences. Pre-class preparation takes longer. At the same time, fewer students can participate in the same space. Even when space allows, State mandates restrict group size. Cleanup is more extensive and scheduling must ensure adequate ventilation between sessions. As a result, classroom training means fewer students per session. Essentially, training requires single-use materials, additional cleanup, and enhanced industrial hygiene.


In summary, change does not happen overnight. However, COVID-19 employee training does need to happen as soon as possible. The time to start planning is now. Globally, we have examples of areas doing outstanding containment. Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan come to mind. The commonality among each is they took action immediately. Your first control begins with changing human behaviors. In short old ways are contrary to prevention. Certainly, this is a formidable task. Your survival as an organization requires it.

COVID-19 employee training materials and instructor handbook

Act now to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace. Get ready with our proven COVID-19 Employee Training materials and Instructor Guide. Set up training with consideration for social distance, ventilation and PPE. Leverage single-use training materials. Prevention, hygiene, health and PPE it’s all there. Print and you’re ready to train. It’s a complete kit — Ready to go!