5 on the Frontline: Virginia Enacts Covid-19 Workplace Safety Rules
Welcome to "Five on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a short interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide.
In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Travis Parsons about Virginia becoming the first state to mandate COVID-19 precautions in all workplaces.
Travis Parsons is the Associate Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America. At the Fund, he provides an array of safety and industrial hygiene services to affiliates of the Laborers’ International Union of North America.
Travis is a current member of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board, which is the body that establishes Virginia Occupational Safety and Health regulations and standards in the Commonwealth. He is a recognized OSHA Master Instructor for the North America’s Building Trades Unions, is a co-chair of the NORA Construction Sector Council’s COVID-19 subgroup, and serves as the Vice President of the Labor Division within the National Safety Council.