Gov. Scott’s Work Smart & Stay Safe – Restart VT Phase II and REQUIRED VOSHA TRAINING

On Friday, April 24th, 2020, Gov. Phil Scott released his Work Smart & Stay Safe – Restart VT Phase II (Addendum 11 of Executive Order 01-20).  Included in the addendum are the Health & Safety Requirements, Training Requirements, Customer & General Public Mask Use, Phased Restart, Farmers Markets and other items.

We recommend businesses read the full Addendum 11 here:

https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/documents/ADDENDUM%2011%20TO%20EXECUTIVE%20ORDER%2001-20.pdf

Important for All Business are the Training Requirements included in Phase II:

Training Requirements. All employers shall provide training and a written copy of standard operating procedures to be developed by the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Agency (VOSHA), in consultation with VDH, on, at a minimum:

a. The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and an explanation of how the disease is spread;

b. Information on appropriate social distancing and personal hygiene practices, including those set forth in this Addendum 11 to the Executive Order and applicable ACCD Guidance; and

c. The types, proper use, limitations, location, handling, decontamination, removal, and disposal of any PPE being used.

Employers may adopt another training program that meets or exceeds the VOSHA-provided standard, or additional policies and procedures that are applicable to the employment environment and employees’ duties, which shall not be less restrictive than those developed by VOSHA.

All businesses and non-profit and government entities in operation must complete and document mandatory health and safety training by May 4, 2020.

You can find the required online training here:

https://labor.vermont.gov/vermont-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-vosha

For a printable copy of the training, click here:

https://labor.vermont.gov/sites/labor/files/doc_library/Protecting%20the%20Safety%20and%20Health%20of%20Workers%20VOSHA%20COVID_FINAL.pdf

We hope that GMEDC’s work in forwarding you important information during this crisis is helpful to you and your business.

Stay safe and be well,

Bob Haynes, Executive Director

Mark Condon, Executive Assistant/Office Manager