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9/24/20  12:16 pm
Commenter: KAREN BERRIER

STRONGLY OPPOSE ADOPTING A PERMANENT STANDARD
 

Members of the Safety and Health Code Board,

 

As the Controller, Corporate Secretary/Treasurer 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 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/employees and thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Karen Berrier

 

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