Virginia's new COVID-19 workplace safety standards create extensive additional obligations for employers, including mandatory documentation and training

Effective July 27, 2020, Virginia employers must comply with new COVID-19 workplace safety standards, known as the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS applies to all employers subject to the jurisdiction of the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, which includes virtually all private and non-federal public employers in the Commonwealth. Failure to comply with the ETS can result in fines as high as US$130,463 per each "repeat;" or "willful" violation.

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