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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
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Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Final Rule
General Information
Action Summary The final rule revises and updates the requirements in all of the general industry walking-working surfaces, including but not limited to, floors, ladders, stairways, runways, dockboards, roofs, scaffolds, and elevated work surfaces and walkways. The revised final rule also includes changes to provisions in Subparts F-Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms, N-Materials Handling and Storage, and R-Special Industries of Part 1910. OSHA drew many of the revisions, new provisions, and technological advancements in the amended final rules from various national consensus standards. Primarily, the changes are technical in nature and are necessary so all sections in Part 1910 conform to final Subparts D-Walking-Working Surfaces and I- Personal Protective Equipment. Most of the changes in Subparts F, N, and R update references to final Subparts D and I. Some changes in Subparts F, N, and R replace existing references with references to final Subparts D and I. The amended final rule for general industry revises and updates the requirements for ladders, stairs, dockboards, and fall and falling object protection. It adds new requirements on the design, performance, and use of personal fall protection systems in Part 1910, Subpart I-Personal Protective Equipment.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [005036]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7838 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/15/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jennifer L. Rose  / VOSH Safety Compliance Director
Address: 600 E Main Street
Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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