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July 6, 2020

Setting Precedent For States, Virginia Crafts COVID-19 Worker Standard

June 25, 2020 at 3:57 PM
Citing OSHA’s refusal to develop an employer safety standard to protect against COVID-19 infections, Virginia’s health department is moving forward with the country’s first workplace rule to prevent or reduce infections in the workplace that could be a model for other states to use. According to press reports, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) is expected to finalize an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19 in the coming days, after the state health and safety board voted by...

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