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Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) [Under Development] [16 VAC 25 ‑ 200]
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Chapter Information
Description The Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) is designed to recognize and promote exceptional safety and health management programs. In VPP, the Department of Labor and Industry’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, management and labor establish a cooperative relationship at a general industry or public sector workplace that has implemented a strong safety and health program. The planned regulatory action seeks to adopt definitions, rules, regulations and standards required by §40.1-49.13 of the Code of Virginia that are needed to operate the Virginia VPP.
State Authority This regulation is necessary in order to adopt the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) definitions, rules, and standards required by § 40.1-49.13 of the Code of Virginia, which was enacted by the General Assembly during its 2015 Session Session.
Federal Authority The Federal 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 This planned regulatory action seeks to adopt definitions, rules, regulations and standards required by §40.1-49.13 of the Code of Virginia for the administration of the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which will be managed by the Department of Labor and Industry’s Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program, as directed by this regulatory chapter. The primary goal of VPP is to recognize and promote exceptional safety and health management programs through the creation of cooperative relationships between VPP, employers, and employees at general industry or public sector workplaces that have implemented strong safety and health programs.
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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
Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Final Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None