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  • Will Virginia’s COVID-19 Pandemic Standard Become Permanent?

    On July 15, 2020, Virginia became the first state in the nation to promulgate an Emergency Temporary Standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Even with vaccine deliveries on the way, Virginia has proposed a Permanent Standard for consideration by the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (which includes author Courtney Malveaux). To read the article in its...… Continue Reading
    December 22, 2020
  • New Virginia Executive Order Expands Face Covering Requirements, Restricts Gatherings

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order Number Seventy-Two, expanding face covering requirements, reducing allowable social gatherings, and directing Virginians to remain at home after midnight. The Order also states that individuals who decline to wear a face covering due to a medical condition are not required to produce medical documentation verifying their stated condition(s)... Continue Reading…
    December 15, 2020
  • New Virginia Executive Order Expands Face Covering Requirements, Restricts Gatherings

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has issued Executive Order Number Seventy-Two, expanding face covering requirements, reducing allowable social gatherings, and directing Virginians to remain at home after midnight. The Order also states that individuals who decline to wear a face covering due to a medical condition are not required to produce medical documentation verifying their stated condition(s)...… Continue Reading
    December 15, 2020
  • Virginia COVID-19 Restrictions and Workplace Standards Challenged by Manufacturers’ Association

    A manufacturers’ association and several employers have filed a lawsuit to enjoin Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention related to COVID-19, which the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted on July 15, 2020. To read the entire article, please click here.… Continue Reading
    September 23, 2020
  • Can You Claim Employee Misconduct In an OSHA Citation?

    When Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites for a workplace injury, employers often claim employee misconduct as an affirmative defense. There are a few key points employers can keep in mind. To read the full article, click here.… Continue Reading
    September 21, 2020
  • Have You Started Your COVID-19 Training and Infectious Disease Plan In Virginia?

    Virginia recently enacted its Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19. The standard’s requirement that employers train workers came and went on August 26, 2020. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health expects employers to complete their Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plans no later than September 25, 2020. To view the complete article, please click here. Continue Reading…
    September 8, 2020
  • Have You Started Your COVID-19 Training and Infectious Disease Plan In Virginia?

    Virginia recently enacted its Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19. The standard’s requirement that employers train workers came and went on August 26, 2020. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health expects employers to complete their Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plans no later than September 25, 2020. To view the complete article, please click here.… Continue Reading
    September 8, 2020
  • The New Virginia Emergency Workplace Standard for COVID-19 Is Here

    Virginia has published its highly anticipated first-in-the-nation emergency temporary standard for COVID-19 in the workplace. Employers may obtain a copy by clicking here. If you have questions or need assistance in an OSHA or VOSH matter, please reach out to a member of the Jackson Lewis Workplace Safety and Health Practice Group.… Continue Reading
    July 17, 2020
  • Virginia Passes First-In-Nation OSHA Standard for COVID-19

    Employers wondering whether Virginia is the new California just got their answer: California has some catching up to do. In a split vote, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board (which includes author Courtney Malveaux) passed a first-in-the-nation standard to address COVID-19 in workplaces. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH), the state’s version of the...… Continue Reading
    July 15, 2020
  • OSHA Enforcement Delays Can Get Citations Dismissed in Virginia

    In Virginia, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citations can get dismissed if the agency delays too long. Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) enforces occupational safety and health laws on behalf of OSHA in Virginia. VOSH covers most private employers in Virginia, as well as all state and local employees. Unlike in other states,...… Continue Reading
    July 15, 2020

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