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Comments Off on VOSH PUBLISHES EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION: EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 27, 2020   |   COVID19

VOSH PUBLISHES EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION: EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 27, 2020

News Release: VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM PUBLISHES EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREVENTION: SARS-COV-2 VIRUS THAT CAUSES COVID-19, WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 27, 2020 COVID-19 ETS News Release 7.23.2020    

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Virginia becomes first state to adopt COVID-19 worker safety rules

Virginia becomes first state to adopt COVID-19 worker safety rules Virginia has adopted the nation’s first COVID-19 workplace safety regulations. On a 9-2 vote Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Code Board approved emergency regulations requiring employers to enforce social distancing measures and face coverings for employees who interact with […]

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COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay?

COVID-19 has resurrected single-use plastics – are they back to stay? COVID-19 is changing how the U.S. disposes of waste. It is also threatening hard-fought victories that restricted or eliminated single-use disposable items, especially plastic, in cities and towns across the nation. Our research group is analyzing how the pandemic has altered waste management strategies. Plastic-Free July, an annual […]

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New Virginia COVID-19 workplace regulations approved without input from businesses

New Virginia COVID-19 workplace regulations approved without input from businesses Business advocates criticized the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry on Wednesday after its Health Codes Board voted to adopt sweeping regulations to curb the spread of COVID-19 without considering many of the concerns from business associations. With Wednesday’s vote, Virginia became the first state […]

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Governor Northam Announces General Assembly to Convene August 18

Governor Northam Announces General Assembly to Convene August 18 ~ Special session will focus on budget, criminal and social justice reform ~ RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced he is calling the General Assembly into special session on Tuesday, August 18, following the Governor’s traditional end-of-fiscal-year report to the General Assembly’s money committees. A special session is […]

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Statewide emergency workplace standards adopted

Statewide emergency workplace standards adopted RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Virginia has adopted statewide emergency workplace standards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Ralph Northam announced on Wednesday that the Commonwealth is the first state in the nation to do this to protect workers. According to a release, these rules mandate appropriate personal protective […]

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Virginia Passes First-In-Nation OSHA Standard for COVID-19

Virginia Passes First-In-Nation OSHA Standard for COVID-19 In a split vote, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board passed a first-in-the-nation standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. by Courtney M. Malveaux, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), the state’s version of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will enforce a […]

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Virginia becomes first state to adopt COVID-19 worker safety rules

Virginia becomes first state to adopt COVID-19 worker safety rules Virginia became the first state in the nation to adopt mandatory workplace safety rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a step backed by some labor groups but opposed by a coalition of business organizations. The state’s Safety and Health Codes Board voted 9-2 […]

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FDA Authorizes Marketing of the IQOS Tobacco Heating System as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

FDA Authorizes Marketing of the IQOS Tobacco Heating System as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product RICHMOND, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) announces today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the marketing of the IQOS tobacco heating system as a modified risk tobacco product with a reduced exposure claim. IQOS is the first next-generation […]

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Business groups leery of Virginia joining regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program

Business groups leery of Virginia joining regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program (The Center Square) – Virginia’s entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) – a multistate program designed to reduce greenhouse gasses through a cap-and-trade policy – is causing concern for some business groups and free-market advocates. The cap-and-trade program puts a limit on […]