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Regulation Applicable to Tree Trimming Operations [16 VAC 25 ‑ 73]
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Chapter Information
Description The purpose of the proposed regulation is to reduce/eliminate employee injuries and fatalities by considering for adoption a comprehensive regulation to address non-logging, arborist/tree trimming and cutting operations on residential and commercial work sites.
State Authority Code of Virginia, ยง(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 and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation There is currently no specific regulatory standard that applies to arborist/tree trimming operations. One goal of this regulation is to address the hazards associated with tree trimming operations. A second goal is to prevent fatalities and injuries among workers in the arborist industry who work in tree trimming operations.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: John J. Crisanti  / Policy and Planning Manager
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street, Suite 207
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: john.crisanti@doli.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-4300    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulation Applicable to Tree Trimming Operations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/27/2011.