Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Next Comment     Back to List of Comments
7/28/20  10:54 am
Commenter: Terry Pruitt, Gaston Brothers Utilities, LLC

Department of Labor and Industry Announces Intent to Adopt a Permanent Standard for Infectious Disea

It is premature to make the Temporary Standard a Permanent Standard.  The Department should "let the dust settle", before contemplating a Standard that will be very difficult to enforce and will call into question the qualifications of Compliance Officers who will make compliance determinations.  

The Temporary Standard is already burdensome and only addresses the prevention of spreading COVID-19 among co-workers.  I do not think it is VOSH's job "police" infections likely caused outside the workplace.  Businesses do not need a VOSH enforcement tool to address the problem; it is better left to state and local Health Departments.

CommentID: 84192