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Department of Labor and Industry
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Safety and Health Codes Board


chapter
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
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Chapter Information
Description These regulations are identical to the federal Occupational Safety and Health standards for General Industry. Each section number is the same number as the corresponding federal general industry standard.
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 Yes, changes to this chapter of the VA Administrative Code are exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. Improve workplace safety and health in Virginia workplaces as evidenced by fewer hazards, reduced exposures and fewer injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

2. Change workplace culture to increase employer and worker awareness of, commitment to, and involvement in safety and health.

3. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: John J. Crisanti  / Policy and Planning Manager
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
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
Correcting Amendment to Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (4/3/2017).
Final Rule for the Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926, and Other Related Provisions Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (4/3/2017).
Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems); Final Rule Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (4/3/2017).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926; Final Rule; and Other Related S Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/1/2016.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Eye and Face Protection; Final Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/1/2016.
2016 OSHA correction Electrical Safety-Related Work Practice & Electric Power Generation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2016.
Corrections to Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms, §1910.67, and Logging Operations, §1910.266 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/15/2015.
Correcting-Electric Power Generation/Transmission-Distribution/Working-Energized Parts, Definitions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/15/2015.
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution and Electric Protective Equipment, Parts 1 Final Attorney General review is complete - Agency can submit to DPB.
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard Final Attorney General review is complete - Agency can submit to DPB.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards for Signage Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/1/2013.
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2013.
Corrections and Technical Amendment to Hazard Communication Standard Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2013.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards for Head Protection; Direct Final Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2013.
Final Rule for Hazard Communication Standard Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2013.
Corrections and Technical Amendments to Multiple Standards: Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2013.
Corrections and Technical Amendments to the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/1/2013.
Acetylene Standard, §1910.102, Revising Other Standards Referenced Therein; Direct Final Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2012.
Corrections and Technical Amendments to Multiple Standards in General Industry, Construction and Shipyard Employment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2012.
Standards Improvement Project Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2012.
General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2012.
Revision-Notification Requirements-Exposure Determination Provisions-Hexavalent Chromium Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/15/2010.
Personal Protective Equipment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/15/2010.
Acetylene Standard for General Industry Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/15/2010.
Corrections and Technical Amendments to Parts 1910 – General Industry and Part 1915 – Shipyard Employment Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/15/2009.
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/20/2009.
Electrical Standard, Subpart S of Part 1910, Clarifications and Correcting Amendments to Electrical Standard, Subpart S of Part 1910 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/15/2009.
Employer Payment for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Final Rule Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/1/2008.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/1/2008.
CH 0090 Electrical Standard, Subpart S of Part 1910 Final Attorney General review is complete - Agency can submit to DPB.
Telecommunications, General, Approach Distances Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/26/2007.
Assigned Protection Factors for Respirators, Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926 Final Attorney General review is complete - Agency can submit to DPB.
Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/21/2007.
Technical Amendments to Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926 Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Concensus Standards Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2006.
Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium, Parts 1910, 1915 and 1926; Final Rules Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2006.
Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry, Final Rule, 1910.178(m)(12)(i)-(iii); Correction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/15/2006.
Standards Improvement Project, Phase II Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/15/2005.
Respiratory Protection Standard: Revisions to Appendix A - Controlled Negative Pressure REDON Fit Testing Protocol Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/15/2005.
Mechanical Power –Transmission Apparatus; Mechanical Power Presses; Telecommunications; Hydrogen; Technical Amendments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2004.
Revocation of the Final Rule for Respiratory Protection for M. Tuberculosis,§1910.139 and application of Respiratory Protection Standard, General Industry, §1910.134 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2004.
Amendment to Commercial Diving Operations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2004.
Technical amendment to Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2003.
Amendments to Exit Routes, Emergency Action Plans, and Fire Prevention Plans, Subpart E and related General Industry regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2003.
Amendment of Cotton Dust Standard adding a partial exemption from the standard. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2001.
Amendment of Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens regulation to conform to Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Corrections and Technical Amendments to Multiple Standards in General Industry, Construction and Shipyard Employment -
Revised Final Rule to the Electrical Standard, Subpart S of Part 1910 Final Stage withdrawn prior to submitting for AG review.