Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Virginia Confined Space Standard for the Construction Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 140]
|Description||This regulation applies to all employers with employees covered by the Virginia regulations for the Construction Industry. This regulation prescribes the basic mandatory practices and procedures which employers must establish and use for employee entry and work within confined spaces.|
|State Authority||Section (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. Reduce the incidence of material impairment of health of Virginia workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.
2. Provide protection to construction workers equal to that provided to workers in other industries.
3. 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.
|Name / Title:||Jay Withrow / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP|
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600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)786-9873 FAX: (804)786-8418 TDD: ()-|