Virginia Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Virginia Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Virginia is a “state plan” state, which means that it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, both public (government offices and operations) and private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector employers are governed by state occupational safety and health regulations. The state has adopted by reference the federal rules and has adopted rules that are stricter than federal standards for confined spaces for the telecommunications industry. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific safety requirements.

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See the national RECORDKEEPING analysis for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.

The Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health administers and enforces safety and health standards in private and public sector workplaces.

State Requirements
TABLE: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
CITATION/ DESCRIPTION RECORDS RETENTION
Confined Space—Telecommunications9 VAC 5-40-50(B)16 VAC 25-140-60 Entry permit Until corresponding entry has been successfully completed
Confined Space—Telecommunications 16 VAC 25-70-70 Training records will include the dates of the training program, the instructors of the training program, and the employees to whom the training was given. Most recent

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