May 27, 2020 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
On June 1, 2020, businesses in the U.S. Virgin Islands will join states across the nation that are slowly reopening following the COVID-19 pandemic. While reopening is critical to jumpstarting the local economy, it brings a sense of uncertainty for many business owners as to how they can maintain a safe environment.
To provide small businesses and non-profit organizations with a roadmap for reopening, the University of the Virgin Islands – Safety In Paradise (SIP) Program and the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI SBDC) are collaborating to present an Occupational Safety and Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic – OSHA Guidance for a Safe Work Environment webinar.
The free webinar will provide businesses with valuable information to stop the spread of the disease in the work environment and provide guidelines on how a business can keep employees and customers safe while reopening for business.
The two-hour formal training will cover topics such as existing OSHA standards applied to COVID-19, the need for businesses to develop dedicated contingency plans, assessing points of exposure, and establish ways of control.
The webinar will be conducted in both English and Spanish on the following days:
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (English)
- Thursday, May 28, 2020, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Spanish)
Interested individuals are urged to register for the session in advance. To register, visit:
- English: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsdu2upjsqH9wYwwBxe8-O-Kb0Y7xywfSd
- Spanish: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcu2hqTMqGdGFiUy3uLr7uBOsKUZTxp7T
About VI SBDC
The VI Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business administration. Such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors or participants’ opinions, products, or services. The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosts and provides matching funds to deliver services to the US Virgins Islands. The VI SBDC is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons. All VI SBDC programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
About Safety In Paradise
Safety In Paradise is a free and confidential OSHA consultation service provided by the University of the Virgin Islands – Center for Excellence and Leadership and Learning (UVI-CELL). Services are available at no cost to private-sector employers and non-profit organizations. The goal of the program is to help employers establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs to keep the workplace healthful and safe. Services are available in English and Spanish.