Virginia Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act, Virginia Code Annotated 40.1-49.3 to 40.1-51.4:3, and regulations at 16 Virginia Administrative Code 25-90-1910

Regulatory Agencies
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Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Program (VOSH)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Because Virginia is a "state plan" state (it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program), private and public sector employers are subject to state workplace safety and health requirements. The state has adopted the federal worker right-to-know requirements in their entirety. See the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for detailed information.

Administration and enforcement. VOSH administers and enforces all occupational safety and health rules, including worker right-to-know requirements, in Virginia.


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