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Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program [16 VAC 25 ‑ 60]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides an operational framework of rules and procedures for the administration of the VOSH program such as program jurisdiction, notification and posting requirements, required reporting by employers, access to information, and complaint and discrimination procedures. Also covered are occupational safety and health standards, variances to standards, inspections, citations and penalties, abatement procedures, and inspection case review and settlement.
State Authority Sections 40.1-6 and (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 1. Provide and publish a fair process for enforcing Virginia Code Title 40.1 and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act.

2. 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: 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: jay.withrow@doli.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Procedures for the application of penalties for state and local government employers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/1/2018.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/15/2017.
Correcting Amendment to update the Department of Labor and Industry’s Mailing Address for Petitions for Variance Hearings or written comments
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/15/2012.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/5/2012.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occcupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/21/2006.
Amendments to the Administrative Regulative for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/1/2003.
Repeal of three sections due to the adoption of federal identical regulation "Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses"
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/26/2015 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program Final Stage withdrawn on 4/12/2006 before DPB completed its review.
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program -

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
4/23/2001 Retain As Is