Members of the Safety and Health Code Board,
I am an employee in the precast concrete industry. We produce essential products to support the infrastructure needs of the Commonwealth, I oppose adopting a Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16VAC25-220.
I am also a Civil Engineer with an dedication to pragmatic and common sense solutions to problems in business and life:
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 coworkers and thank you for the opportunity to publically comment.
John Rainero, P.E.