Presented by Conn Maciel Carey and Safety Resource Associates, with a Special Guest from VOSH.
Join us for a webinar regarding “Everything You Need to Know About Virginia OSHA’s New COVID-19 Standard,” presented by Eric Conn, Chair of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice, Susan Wilcox, a CIH and CSP with Safety Resource Associates, and special guest Jennifer Rose, VOSH Cooperative Programs Director with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.
Last week, Virginia became the first state in the nation to promulgate a mandatory safety regulation designed to reduce COVID-19 infections in the workplace, when Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam announced the commonwealth’s adoption of an Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”). The COVID-19 ETS, which was drafted by Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry, requires Virginia employers to:
• Assess potential exposures to COVID-19 in the workplace
• Categorize the level of risk of exposure from Low to Very High (each with different mitigation requirements)
• Develop and implement a written infection control plan
• Provide employee training on the virus and control measures in the workplace
• Make certain notifications about infected employees to co-workers, to VOSH, and to the VA Dept. of Health
VOSH’s COVID-19 ETS will go into effect after it is published in a newspaper of general circulation in Richmond, VA, which is expected to occur the week of July 27th. Virginia companies could face penalties ranging from approx. $13,000 up to $130,000 for each violation of the new rule.
Participants in this webinar will learn:
• Background about VOSH’s COVID-19 Standard
• What VOSH’s COVID-19 ETS requires
• What to include in your Infection Control Plan
• Requirements for training, face masks, sanitation, and notifications about infected employees
• Timelines and deadlines in VOSH’s new rule