Virginia has adopted the federal hazard communication standard (HCS) by reference (VA Admin. Code Tit. 16 Sec. 25-90-1910). The HCS, or worker “right-to-know” law, regulates how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. There are detailed discussions of the federal regulations.
Virginia is a “state plan” state; that is, it has its own work safety program, the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Program (VA Admin. Code Tit. 16 Sec. 25-10-10et seq.), and has received federal authorization to enforce it. The state program governs both private and public sector workplaces.