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Virginia Releases Final Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention

 

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has released the final version of the Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19.  This standard applies to every employer, employee and place of employment in Virginia that is within the jurisdiction of the VOSH program.  The standard will take immediate effect upon publication in a newspaper of general circulation in Richmond, Va.  This publication is anticipated the week of July 27.  Continue reading

Virginia Adopts Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

On July 15, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted to approve an emergency temporary standard on infectious disease prevention.  The final version of the standard is currently not available due to the text being finalized.  It is anticipated the emergency temporary standard will take effect the last week of July.  This standard shall apply to every employer, employee and place of employment in the Commonwealth of Virginia within the jurisdiction of the VOSH program.  Continue reading