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9/24/20  1:57 pm
Commenter: Wes Heath

Strongly Oppose Adopting a Permanent Standard

Members of the Safety and Health Code,

As an employee of LB Water (Wesley Heath) in the Heavy Construction Industry, I strongly 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 coworkers and thank you for the opportunity to publically comment.

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