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A Free Virtual Town Hall Webinar on The New York State Health and Essential Rights Act

On May 5, 2021, former Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act into law. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the NY HERO Act is to protect employees against exposure and disease during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak.  The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and with the rise of virus variants any future outbreaks.  Join us as we discuss the important issues involving this new law and how to best leverage your workplaces health and safety strategies 


Director of E-Learning/Online Training

Mark Gonzalez

Mark is a professional trainer and environmental consultant with a successful track record spanning over 15 years.   In April of 2020 Mark joined Cornerstone Training Institute and their fledgling E-learning/Online Training division.  Prompted, as many businesses were, to go virtual due to State imposed restrictions on training CTI was able to reach a vast audience throughout the globe and in various industries.  This accrued experience combined with a solid industry expert-developed curriculum has allowed us to certify over 1200 students in Infectious Pathogen Disinfection and Sanitizing Manager and Worker trainings. We hope these experiences can assist in bringing clarity to the provisions of this new law and how to best leverage the continual and safe operation of their worksites.

Presented by Mark Gonzalez
Environmental Health and Safety Consultant and Director of E-Learning and On-line Training at Cornerstone Training Institute 

In this webinar we will cover...

General Provisions of the HERO Act

A brief description of key points of the NYS Health and essential rights act such as:

  • General Provisions 

  • Exposure Prevention Plans

  • Exposure Controls

  • Anti-retaliation

Alternative Plans

A discussion on alternative plans and site specific alterations to an employers exposure prevention plan. We will be covering areas in;

  • Site Assessments

  • IPC Planning and evaluation

  • Hazard Communication

  • Quality Controls and Program Evaluation

Resources and Training and
Q & A


This closing session will look at available resources and more specific services such as:

  • Infectious Pathogens Disinfection Specific Training

  • Site-Specific Hygiene Evaluations

  • Chemical Safety Plans/HAZCOM

  • Cleaning Verification and 3rd Party QC Checks

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