VA Emergency Temporary Standards COVID-19 Certification Program: Your one-stop-shop to remain in compliance with the Virginia COVID-19 Emergency Standard. This includes services to businesses and training for employees.

How to Register for the Workshop and Online Training options available below: Complete this simple Registration & Payment Form.

Background: Virginia COVID-19 Emergency Standard

The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted §16VAC25-220, Emergency Temporary Standard: Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19.

Important deadlines:

  • August 26 – All Virginia businesses with 11+ employees must train employees on the VA COVID-19 ETS mandates
  • September 25 – All Virginia businesses with 11+ employees must complete a VA COVID-19 Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (or amend an existing Plan)
  • September 25 – All Virginia businesses with 11+ employees must train employees on their Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (or update)

Resource: COVID-19 Employer Action Plan

The VMA released a COVID-19 Model Action Plan to guide employers on how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This focuses on Employee Communication, Operations Risk Assessment and Mitigation Efforts, Media, and Local Leaders/First Responders.

Workshop: VA COVID-19 ETS Compliance Workshop ($249 per person)

3 hour instructor-led course
Participants will learn the VA COVID-19 ETS mandates, employee training mandates, how to prepare an Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Plan, Hazard/Exposure Assessment, and How to Assess Risk Levels. This webinar will be instructor led by Darren Reeves, Russell Mait or David Crawford. Participants will also have free access to the MSI COVID-19 ETS Online Library for reference materials including a VA COVID-19 Infectious Disease Preparedness & Response Plan template and Hazard/Exposure Assessment Workbook. Participants will have access to the Online Library until December 22, 2020. Registration is open now. Upcoming courses are available as follows (schedule may change – a minimum of 5 participants are required for each session):

  • New Dates Coming Soon!

Meet Darren Reeves

Darren Reeves has over 30 years of experience in QA/RA/Operational aspects of medical device manufacturing companies. This includes all FDA regulatory control and submissions as well as operational improvements to benefit the company economically. Full bio >>>

Meet Russell Mait

Russell Mait has 40 years of experience in developing and directing environmental, health, safety,
and quality programs for the chemical and aluminum industries. Full Bio >>>

Meet David Crawford

David Crawford operates his own consulting business focusing on process improvement and workforce solutions.  He has experience as a site manager coordinating all FDA requirements, was head of supply chain and materials handling, and is experienced in ISO, OHSA and Lean Six Sigma. Full Bio >>>

Online Training: VA COVID-19 ETS (Available 24/7)

Manager/Supervisor Series Curriculum ($138 per person):

12 courses (2-3 hours + assessment)

  1. The New Normal: Breaking the Chain of Infection for Employers
  2. The New Normal: Emergency Communication Plan for Employers
  3. The New Normal: Cleaning and Disinfecting for Employers
  4. The New Normal: Personal Hygiene for Employers
  5. The New Normal: Personal Protective Equipment for Employers
  6. The New Normal: Social Distancing for Employers
  7. The New Normal: Managing Employee Health
  8. The New Normal: Protecting Your Employees
  9. Business Continuity: Operating in a Pandemic
  10. Business Recovery: Creating Your Restart Plan
  11. Safety Matters: Heat Stress
  12. VA COVID-19 ETS Employee Mandates & Anti-Discrimination Protections

Employee Series Curriculum ($104 per person):

9 courses (1 hour + assessment)

  1. The New Normal: Breaking the Chain of Infection for Employees
  2. The New Normal: Emergency Communication Plan for Employees
  3. The New Normal: Cleaning and Disinfecting for Employees
  4. The New Normal: Personal Hygiene for Employees
  5. The New Norma: Personal Protective Equipment for Employees
  6. The New Normal: Social Distancing for Employees
  7. The New Normal: Workplace Safety
  8. Safety Matters: Heat Stress
  9. VA COVID-19 ETS Employee Mandates & Anti-Discrimination Protections

Employee Series Curriculum – Limited Course ($29 per person)

3 courses with assessments and certificates (accessible 24/7): VA COVID-19 ETS Employee Mandates & Anti-Discrimination Protections

**Prices for all programs are subject to change as courses are added.

Complimentary Resource: COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Package

DuPont Safety Solutions created a complimentary COVID-19 Response Series of microlearning videos. Topics include Emerging Viruses: The COVID-19 Pandemic, Universal Precautions Against Infection, Fear and Anxiety: Living with Uncertainty, and Working Remotely: Stay Productive and Connected. Learn more here.

Legal Resource: VMA Safety Subcommittee Legal Counsel

VMA’s Safety Regulation Subcommittee provides its members with the means to improve safety performance through programs, training, service and “best practices” professional development as well as government affairs services pertaining to the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Our Legal Counsel, Courtney Malvauex, Principal, Jackson Lewis PC, is available for legal services related to OSHA.

Mr. Malveaux advises and represents employers in employment law matters, including retaliation claims, employment discrimination, unemployment benefits and wage claims. He also represents business associations in state and federal legislative and regulatory matters, and he has testified before Congressional and state legislative committees on workplace safety  and health matters.

Mr. Malveaux represents industry on the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, and pulled together a broad coalition of business and safety associations to pass laws in four states to make voluntary compliance a permanent part of a state Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Malveaux enforced occupational safety and health law and other state and federal labor laws as Virginia’s Labor Commissioner while also serving as President of the National Association of Government Labor Officials. Full bio >>>