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
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.