Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Construction Industry Standard for Sanitation
[16 VAC 25 ‑ 160]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 12/8/2008
Pursuant to Executive Order 36 (2006), the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) and the Safety and Health Codes Board (Board) will review the regulations entitled, Construction Industry Standard for Sanitation, (16 VAC 25-160-10 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether this regulation should be amended, or retained in its current form. The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles listed in Executive Order 36 (2006).
The purpose of this regulation is to require employers engaged in construction activities to furnish, without cost to the employees, potable water, toilet facilities and hand washing facilities. Potable drinking water containers as well as toilet and hand washing facilities are required to be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. The potable drinking water which must be furnished under the regulation must be suitably cool and in sufficient amounts so that it is not completely consumed during the workday. Drinking water must be dispensed in single-use cups. (See the Code of Virginia, § 40.1-22.)
DOLI and the Board seek public comment on the review of issues related to these regulations, especially the following:
1. 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 construction workers equal to those required for agricultural 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 clearly written and easy to understand?
Comments on this regulation are welcome and will be accepted until January 26, 2009. Comments may be mailed to Reba O’Connor, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219 or emailed to:
Please include your full name and mailing address.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/5/2009
begins on the publication date and ends on 1/26/2009
Comments Received: 0
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line