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Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program [16 VAC 25 ‑ 60]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides an operational framework of rules and procedures for the administration of the VOSH program such as program jurisdiction, notification and posting requirements, required reporting by employers, access to information, and complaint and discrimination procedures. Also covered are occupational safety and health standards, variances to standards, inspections, citations and penalties, abatement procedures, and inspection case review and settlement.
State Authority Sections 40.1-6 and (40.1-22 )5 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-596)
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. Provide and publish a fair process for enforcing Virginia Code Title 40.1 and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.

2. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: John J. Crisanti  / Planning and Evaluation Manager
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: crisanti.john@dol.gov
Telephone: (804)786-4300    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Correcting Amendment to update the Department of Labor and Industry’s Mailing Address for Petitions for Variance Hearings or written comments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2012.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/5/2012.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occcupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/21/2006.
Amendments to the Administrative Regulative for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2003.
Repeal of three sections due to the adoption of federal identical regulation "Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses" Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program Final Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -