Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Heat Illness Prevention Standard [16 VAC 25 ‑ 210]    (Under Development)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The intent of this chapter is to reduce/eliminate employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities due to exposure to excessive heat at places of work. The regulation addresses employee exposure to heat illness hazards during indoor and outdoor work activities in all industries under the jurisdiction of the Virginia State Plan for occupational safety and health.
State Authority 40.1-22 (5 )
Federal Authority The Federal OSH 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 Goals for the regulation would include identifying methods to reduce or eliminate heat illness hazards; and educating employees and employers about heat-related illness external risk factors, heat-related illness internal risk factors, medical conditions that can contribute to heat illness, symptoms of heat-related illness, and precautions to take to reduce or eliminate heat illness hazards.

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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Withdrawn Actions
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NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/23/2022 after the comment period had ended.