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180 Skills announces the release of two new courses to help with the reopening of America

Working with employers and workforce boards, 180 Skills has developed two new courses to streamline the difficult process of reopening America in a COVID-19 environment.

The courses are designed to help employees return to work safely, and to help employers understand the OSHA and CDC guidelines for preparing and maintaining the workplace in the current COVID-19 outbreak.

For employees

COVID-19 – Returning to Work

For employers

COVID-19 – Employer Workplace Guidance

On May 4th, these courses will be available nationwide to any Federal, State, or local municipality, and to employers, educational institutions or workforce boards who need to train workers how to safely return to the workplace.

The first 180 Skills client for the coursework is the Piedmont Triad Regional Council in North Carolina. Every participant in the Piedmont Triad region who completes the coursework will receive a certificate and will be given two face masks produced by a local manufacturer.

For more information please contact:

Brenda Cooley
Director External Relations


For Employees

For Employers

COVID-19 – Returning to work

Topics in this course include:

  • About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
  • The symptoms of COVID-19
  • How COVID-19 spreads
  • When people are contagious with COVID-19
  • How to social distance
  • What to do if you are sick
  • Hand hygiene
  • How to properly use hand sanitizer
  • Respiratory etiquette
  • Face Masks
  • How to clean and disinfect surfaces
  • Returning to work safely


COVID-19 – Employer Workplace Guidance

Topics in this course include:

  • OHSA guidance for employers
  • The symptoms of COVID-19
  • How COVID-19 spreads
  • When people are contagious with COVID-19
  • Reducing workers’ risks of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in the workplace
  • Developing an infectious disease preparedness and response plan
  • Preparing to implement basic infection prevention measures
  • Maintaining regular housekeeping practices
  • Developing policies and procedures for prompt identification and isolation of sick people
  • Isolating people with signs of COVID-19

  • Developing, implementing, and communicating about workplace flexibilities and protections

  • Implementing workplace controls

  • Engineering controls

  • Administrative controls

  • Safe work practices

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Face masks

  • Classifying worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2



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