Training and Development: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Under Washington law, public employees must be educated with respect to sexual harassment issues. See Sexual Harassment Training.
- School district personnel must receive notice of and discuss the district sexual harassment policy. See Schools.
- Certain hazardous waste generators and users must implement an employee training program as part of a voluntary reduction plan. See Hazardous Waste Generators and Users.
- Healthcare facility employees have specialized education and training requirements under Washington law. See Healthcare Workers.
- Washington law requires mental health professionals to have specialized training in suicide prevention. See Suicide Prevention Training.
- Washington law requires safety training for temporary workers. See Safety Protections for Temporary Workers.
- Washington law requires training regarding outdoor heat exposure protections. See Outdoor Heat Exposure Protections.
- Washington law requires seasonal training regarding wildfire smoke protections. See Wildfire Smoke Protections.
- Employers in regulated and licensed industries may have additional training requirements. See Gambling Operators and Liquor Sellers.
- Washington's Apprenticeship and Training Council provides apprenticeship information to employers and students. See Apprenticeship Training.
- Public contractors may have recordkeeping and inspection requirements regarding employee training. See Recordkeeping Requirements for Public Contractors.
- Washington state agencies have established several programs regarding training for specific workers. See Targeted Training and Workforce Development Programs.
- Washington law eases small businesses' financial burden in providing training to employees under the state's job skills program. See Job Skills Program.