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Heat Illness Prevention Standard [under development] [16 VAC 25 ‑ 210]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The intent of this chapter is to reduce/eliminate employee injuries, illnesses, and fatalities due to exposure to excessive heat at places of work. The regulation addresses employee exposure to heat illness hazards during indoor and outdoor work activities in all industries under the jurisdiction of the Virginia State Plan for occupational safety and health.
State Authority 40.1-22 (5 )
Federal Authority The Federal OSH 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 Goals for the regulation would include identifying methods to reduce or eliminate heat illness hazards; and educating employees and employers about heat-related illness external risk factors, heat-related illness internal risk factors, medical conditions that can contribute to heat illness, symptoms of heat-related illness, and precautions to take to reduce or eliminate heat illness hazards.
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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
NOIRA on Heat Illness Prevention NOIRA Secretary of Commerce and Trade review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None