Strongly Oppose Adopting a Permanent Standard
I am a HR and Safety manager in the precast concrete industry. We continue to produce essential concrete products to support the infrastructure needs of the Commonwealth and I am oppose adopting a Permanent Standard for COVID 19 or any additional changes to it.
We have been following the CDC and other guidelines since March to protect our employees and we will continue to do so. The health and safety of our people is our biggest priority.
There is no one-size fits all plan to combat the wide variety of infectious illnesses and adding in more items such as colds, flu, etc. and making employers try to police it is too much. Adding more rules and regulations to this issue and pushing to hold employers accountable for something they did not create is just over the top crazy.
This Emergency Standards is burdensome, obsolete, difficult to enforce, very costly in time and money, and quite frankly was simply never needed. We must have the flexibility to adapt to current science and innovation that is required to handle this issue and having to be tied to a permanent standard is not the answer. I am STRONGLY OPPOSED to the adoption of these as a Permanent Standard.