Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program [16 VAC 25 ‑ 60]
Administrative Regulations for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program
Action 4397
[Withdrawn 11/18/2015]
General Information
Action Summary The Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program is the promulgated rules and procedures under which the Commonwealth carries out its obligations, as prescribed by Title 40.1 of the Code of Virginia and the Virginia State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health, as approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. The NOIRA was requested to address several issues in regard to the Administrative Regulation of the VOSH Program. The proposed changes are intended to accommodate statutory changes to the Code of Virginia, strengthen anti-retaliation or “whistleblower” protections for both public and private sector employees, and to specify the burden of proof threshold for VOSH cases which go to Circuit Court. The goals of this regulatory action is to develop specific language covering the scope and range of each proposed change after these issues have been reviewed and analyzed by VOSH staff as well as input from the public during the initial 30-day public comment period.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004465]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7274 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 10/26/2015 prior to publication in The Virginia Register.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.