Comparison: State vs. Federal
Virginia state agencies are permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state hazardous materials transportation regulations. Generally, Virginia’s inspection requirements parallel the federal rules. See the TABLE in this section for state agency inspection requirements.
The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) inspection requirements apply to any private and public sector workplace where work is performed by an employee.
Virginia’s workplace self-inspection requirements follow the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules. The state requirements for agency inspections of a workplace mirror federal requirements.
See the national INSPECTIONS analysis for the federal inspection requirements.
The Virginia State Police (VSP) conducts inspections of hazardous materials motor carriers.
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces the federal health and safety standards at all workplaces in Virginia.