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Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection, Construction Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 145]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides protection for steel erection workers from falls at or above 10 feet. An exception to this regulation is for employees working as "connectors".
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 None entered
Meetings See all meetings (4) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay Withrow  / Director, Legal Support, VPP, ORA, OPP, and OWP
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Safety Standards for Fall Protection in Steel Erection Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2004.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
6/26/2018 Retain As Is
6/10/2014 Retain As Is
5/7/2010 Retain As Is