Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Underground Construction, Construction Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 150]
|Description||This regulation requires employers to comply with any more stringent requirements contained in the Virginia Confined Space Standard for the Construction Industry, 16 VAC 25-140, when working in underground construction areas which also meet the definition of "confined space" in 16 VAC 25-140. In addition, this regulation changes the atmospheric testing requirement for oxygen from a maximum level of 22% oxygen in the air to 23%.|
|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 construction fatalities of Virginia workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.
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.
|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: ()-|