By Chris Waller
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the subsequent response have resulted in drastic disruptions to business operations and personal lives throughout the world. Businesses are tasked with navigating the challenge of prioritizing the health and safety of employees and their families while upholding the company’s financial well-being. Many businesses and their respective environmental, health, and safety (EHS) personnel find themselves with operational and economic challenges that have not been seen before.
Despite these disruptions and additional challenges, safety and environmental compliance requirements remain in effect. Regulatory agencies, such as the State and Regional Water Boards, local Certified Unified Program Agencies, air quality districts, and Cal/OSHA, and their respective duties are generally considered essential functions during the COVID-19 response. Therefore, businesses must maintain compliance throughout the duration of the COVID-19 response. In order to provide support for our clients during this difficult time, NV5 remains open for business and has prepared materials that may help keep employees safe and businesses running.