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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Virginia Confined Space Standard for the Telecommunications Industry [16 VAC 25 ‑ 70]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation prescribes basic mandatory practices and procedures which telecommunications employers must establish and use for employee entry into and work within confined spaces.
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 No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. Reduce the incidence of material impairment of health of Virginia Workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.

2. Provide protection to telecommunications workers equal to that provided to workers in other industries.

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 See all meetings (3) relating to this chapter.

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:
Telephone: (804)786-9873    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: ()-
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Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
5/4/2022 Filed Pending
7/28/2017 Completed Retain As Is
7/23/2013 Completed Retain As Is
5/1/2009 Completed Retain As Is
7/16/2004 Completed Retain As Is
7/17/2000 Completed Retain As Is