Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection, Construction Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 145]
Review 964
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 5/7/2010
Notice of Periodic Review
Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 107 (2009), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) will review the regulation entitled, Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection, Construction Industry, (16 VAC 25-145). The purpose of the review is to determine whether this regulation should be amended, or retained in its current form. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 107 (2009). The purpose of this regulation is to provide protection for steel erection workers from falls at or above 10 feet. (See the Code of Virginia, §40.1-22.) DOLI and the Board seek public comment on the review of issues related to this regulation, especially the following: 1. Does the regulation meet the following goals? (a) Reduce the incidence of material impairment of the health of Virginians due to workplace exposure to known hazards. (b) Provide protection to workers in the construction industry equal to that provided to workers in other industries. (c) Protect the public's health, safety and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth. 2. Is the regulation clearly written and easy to understand? Comments on this regulation are welcome and will be accepted until June 29, 2010. Comments may be posted online on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall web site:
Comments may also be mailed to Reba O’Connor, Regulatory Coordinator, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or emailed to:
Each commenter should include his/her full name and mailing address.

Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 6/7/2010
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 6/29/2010

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (8/25/2010)     modified (8/25/2010)
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line