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Lessons Learned from the Roll-out of Virginia OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Standard
Presented by Conn Maciel Carey and Safety Resource Associates, with Special Guest from VOSH

Join us for a webinar regarding “Lessons Learned from the Roll-out of 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.

Earlier this Summer, 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 went to effect on July 27th, with major elements of the rule kicking in in August and September. Now, several months into implementation of the COVID-19-specific regulation, we check on the status of the rule, challenges employers have faced complying with it, and enforcement issues. Participants in this webinar will learn:

• Background about VOSH’s COVID-19 Standard
• What to include in your required Infection Control Plan
• Requirements for training, face masks, sanitation, and notifications about infected employees
• Compliance challenges employers have faced
• Enforcement trends and forecasts

Dec 7, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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