Implementation of Virginia’s Temporary Infectious Disease Prevention Standard: What You Need to Succeed Webinar

Virginia is the very first state to implement a standard specifically addressing measures to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID -19. It serves as a supplement to enhance existing VOSH laws, rules, and regulations and applies to all employers, employees, and places of employment in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The standard’s first compliance date is related to training and must be completed by August 26, 2020. For businesses at higher risk, such as healthcare, additional documentation and training requirements must be met by September 25, 2020. Join Karen Gregory, RN as she provides an overview of the standard and the specific actions you must take to comply. This is an overview of the standard and will NOT meet the training required by the standard.

This session will cover the following:
• Exposure assessment
• Sick leave and return to work policies
• Personal protective equipment
• Respiratory Protection Plan
• Environmental infection control
• Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan
• Training
• Discrimination

At the end of this session the attendee will:
• Describe the training requirements of this temporary standard.
• Identify the hazard level of their workplace.
• Describe the requirements of the written Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan

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Lecturer – Karen Gregory, RN

Karen has over 20 years of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. She is passionate about both employee and patient safety and takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved. She is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance.

Karen Gregory 2019 TMC Compliance Training and Education Specialist