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9/24/20  11:47 am
Commenter: Bryan Bumgardner, Fortiline Waterworks

Strongly oppose

Members of the Safety and Health Code Board, 


As the Virginia Market General Manager of Fortiline Waterworks, an employer of many in the heavy construction industry, I oppose adopting a Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220.


I am opposed to any amendment to include other flus, viruses, colds, or other communicable diseases in any permanent standard. There is no one-size fits all plan to combat a wide variety of infectious illnesses. 


The Emergency Standards are burdensome, obsolete, difficult to enforce, costly in time and money, and lack flexibility to adapt to current science and innovation. I am STRONGLY OPPOSED to the adoption of these as a Permanent Standard for what is a temporary health situation. 


I remain committed to the health and safety of my employees and thank you for the opportunity to publically comment.  

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