Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Labor and Industry
Safety and Health Codes Board
Regulation Applicable to Tree Trimming Operations [16 VAC 25 ‑ 73]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The purpose of the proposed regulation is to reduce/eliminate employee injuries and fatalities by considering for adoption a comprehensive regulation to address non-logging, arborist/tree trimming and cutting operations on residential and commercial work sites.
State Authority Code of Virginia, ยง40.1-22 (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.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation There is currently no specific regulatory standard that applies to arborist/tree trimming operations. One goal of this regulation is to address the hazards associated with tree trimming operations. A second goal is to prevent fatalities and injuries among workers in the arborist industry who work in tree trimming operations.
Meetings See all meetings (5) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Cristin Bernhardt  / Regulatory Coordinator / Staff Attorney
Address: Main Street Centre
600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-2392    FAX: (804)786-2641    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulation Applicable to Tree Trimming Operations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/27/2011.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/29/2019 Agency Completed Retain As Is
10/30/2015 Agency Completed Retain As Is