COVID Safety Program

On July 15th, 2020, the Virginia Occupational Safety & Health Department issued a COVID-19 workplace mandate that applies to all businesses operating within the state, except for Federal and Maritime operations.

The new regulation, §16VAC25-220, is a complex document that requires businesses to assess, create, and maintain the following:

  • Employee Training (Due by Aug. 27, 2020)
  • Hazard Assessment (Required)
  • Written Safety Program (Due by Sept. 27, 2020)

Many Virginia businesses are now in violation of these regulations. Failure to comply may result in fines of up to $13,494 for a “serious” violation and up to $134,937 for “willful” or “repeat” violations.

Circle Safety & Health Consultants can help your business get the required training completed, conduct your hazard assessment and create a written plan to get your organization in compliance with the new regulations.

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COVID Safety Program Services

Our COVID Program will help your Virginia business get up to speed and meet the requirements of the new mandates. Our services include:

  • Hazard Assessments to determine which parts of the Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard (VA ETS) apply to your workforce and how they apply. We can work at an hourly rate or lump sum proposal.
  • PowerPoint training module customized to your employee exposures.
  • Comprehensive in-person or virtual instructor-led training classes.
  • Written programs customized to the exposures of your employees.
  • General consultation at an hourly fee in ½ hour increments.

Program Features & Benefits

virginia covid safety programOn average, it can take several weeks to a few months for a business to go from nothing to full compliance with the regulation. This doesn’t include the time and money spent on potential counsel to answer any legal questions that you may have.

Our program takes only a few days to implement, and we will provide you with training that will ensure your business gets and remains in compliance with the new mandates.

Our COVID Program will also help:

  • Minimize the spread of disease (and worker downtime) in your workplace.
  • Ensure compliance with state regulations.
  • Potentially help with future legal liability issues.
  • Help manage potential privacy issues while dealing with notification of illness.
  • Answer questions, including those about mask requirements, temperature checks, and daily screenings, to name just a few.

We’re Experts On the New Virginia COVID Regulations

The owner of Circle Safety & Health Consultants, Anna Jolly, is a licensed attorney in Virginia and is knowledgeable about Virginia Safety and Health Codes as well as the new ETS – Emergency Temporary Standard.

This 35-page regulation is complex, and if anyone can help a business get in compliance with the new COVID-19 regulations—it’s our team of experts.

Who Can Benefit From Our COVID Program?

Since the adoption of the new rules on July 15th, 2020, we’ve worked with more than 20 Virginia companies ranging from construction to retail and everything in between. Each business is different, and yours may have additional requirements under the regulation based on the level of exposure risk.

So far, we’ve assisted businesses in many industries to develop their COVID program, such as:

  • General industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Shops
  • Retail
  • And many more!

The Circle Safety & Health Consultants Advantage

Our comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Program can help your Virginia business get in compliance as well as provide you with the tools and training that you’ll need to maintain your program.

If you’re not in compliance with this new regulation, there’s no better time than now to get more information.

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