Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Federal Identical General Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 90]
Chapter is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Personal Protective Equipment
Action 3231
General Information
Action Summary Federal OSHA issued this final rule to revise the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry (1910), shipyard employment (1915), longshoring (1917), and marine terminals (1918) standards regarding requirements for eye and face protective devices, head protection, and foot protection. Federal OSHA updated the references in its regulations to recognize more recent editions of the applicable national consensus standards, and deleted editions of the national consensus standards that PPE must meet if purchased before a specified date. Additionally, federal OSHA amended paragraph (a)(5)(v)[a] in 29 CFR 1910.94 that requires safety shoes to comply with a specific American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard. It also amended paragraph (b)(2)(ii)(I) in 29 CFR 1910.252 that requires filter lenses and plates in eye-protective equipment to meet a test for transmission or radiant energy specified by another ANSI standard. In amending these paragraphs, federal OSHA will require this safety equipment to comply with the applicable PPE design provisions in 29 CFR 1910, subpart I.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 16 VAC 25-90 Federal Identical General Industry Standards Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  16 VAC 25 - 100 Federal Identical Shipyard Employment Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 120 Federal Identical Marine Terminals Standards
  16 VAC 25 - 130 Federal Identical Longshoring Standards
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: This regulatory action is exempt under Section 2.2-4006 of the Code of Virginia because it is necessary to meet the requirements of federal law and regulation.
RIS Project Yes  [002316]
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
5447 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/15/2010.
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.