Virginia Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19

On July 27, 2020 Virginia became the first state to approve an emergency temporary standard (16 VAC 25-220) to protect workers from COVID-19.  The standard has gone into effect and employers located in the state have until August 26, 2020 to implement the standard’s requirements, which include: Physical distancing measures and facial coverings for employees […]

Ford Motor Company’s Termination of Lighting and Bumper Core Program Highlights Lack of Commitment to Recycling

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) today responded to the announcement by Ford Motor Company that the auto manufacturer has terminated its lighting and bumper fascia core recovery program effective June 1, 2020. Ford stated that it was ending the core recovery program, which has been in place for several years, due to the administrative burden […]

2nd Annual Recycling Summit & Expo Postponed

The Virginia Automotive Recyclers Association announced that it will postpone the second annual Recycling Summit & Expo scheduled for May 8-9, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia.  Automotive recyclers and industry vendors from across the state as well as neighboring states were expected to attend. However leaders of the Association decided to postpone the event due to […]