Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/1/2003
Regulation Title: 16 VAC 25-180-10 Virginia Field Sanitation Standard, Agriculture
Description: This regulation is designed to protect workers against heat-related illnesses, communicable and infectious diseases, urinary tract infections and pesticide illnesses. The regulation ensures that sanitary conditions affecting agricultural workers will be maintained so as to minimize adverse effects on their health and safety. The regulation applies to all agricultural establishments regardless of the number of employees. Employers are required to permit reasonable use of the facilities and provide training on personal hygiene practices to prevent illness and spread of disease. The provision of potable water is required for all agricultural establishments regardless of the number of employees.
DOLI seeks public comment regarding the following questions:
6. Does the regulation meet the following goals?
- Reduce the incidence of material impairment of the health of Virginia workers due to workplace exposure to known hazards.
- Require sanitary facilities for agricultural workers equal to those required for construction workers.
- Protect the public's health, safety and welfare with the least possible cost
and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
2. Is the regulation written clearly and understandably?
Written and electronically submitted comments may be submitted from May 3, 2004 through May 25, 2004. Comments should be sent to Jennifer S. Cavedo, Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Labor and Industry, 13 South Thirteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 371-2631; Fax (804) 371-6524 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 5/3/2004
begins on the publication date and ends on 5/25/2004
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
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