Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Virginia Confined Space Standard for the Telecommunications Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation prescribes basic mandatory practices and procedures which telecommunications employers must establish and use for employee entry into 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.
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 telecommunications 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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-
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Last Activity Status
5/4/2022 Filed Pending
7/28/2017 Agency Completed Retain As Is
7/23/2013 Agency Completed Retain As Is
5/1/2009 Agency Completed Retain As Is
7/16/2004 Agency Completed Retain As Is
7/17/2000 Agency Completed Retain As Is