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'COVID-19 Training Requirements' seeks to guide employers through intricacies of workplace rule.

An online training course recently launched by the state aims to help employers comply with a rule designed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.

The interactive multimedia course, dubbed "COVID-19 Training Requirements" and launched by Oregon OSHA, is designed to help employers meet the employee training requirements found in Oregon OSHA's temporary rule, which addresses the risks of COVID-19 in the workplace, a release from the agency said.

"This course adds to a growing number of resources we're producing and providing to employers to help them achieve success in complying with this rule," said Roy Kroker, Oregon OSHA consultation and public education manager.

The rule, which required employers to comply with employee training requirements by Dec. 21, took effect Nov. 16 and is expected to continue into May. However, the release said, some employers who have been particularly hard hit by the rule will have more time to meet the deadlines for implementation.

The online course, which is also available as a PowerPoint presentation, is divided into four interactive modules, takes about one hour to complete and offers a certificate of completion, the release said.

"It provides an overview of the training requirements and explains the dangers of COVID-19," the release said. "It illustrates the signs, symptoms and spread of the virus and shows how to reduce its hazards through physical distancing, face coverings, sanitation and proper ventilation."

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