West Virginia Training laws & safety compliance analysis

West Virginia Training : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

West Virginia is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs occupational safety and health requirements, including training, in the private sector. Public sector employers are governed by the West Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Act (WV OSH Act), which has adopted the federal OSH Act in all important respects.

Any person, employer, or contractor who has a contract on a state or local government construction project worth more than $50,000 must ensure all employees working on the project have completed an OSHA-approved 10-hour construction training program.

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For information on the federal training requirements, see the national analysis TRAINING.

OSHA’s Region 3 office administers and enforces occupational safety and health in the private sector workplace. The West Virginia Department of Commerce Division of Labor administers and enforces occupational safety and health training requirements in the public sector.

State Requirements
OSHA 10-HOUR TRAINING IN CONSTRUCTION
WV Code 21-3-22

Any person, employer, or contractor who has a contract on a state or local government construction project worth more than $50,000 must ensure all employees working on the project have completed an OSHA-approved 10-hour construction training program. For new employees joining the project, the training program must be completed no later than 21 days after being assigned. Suppliers of materials to a worksite that do not perform construction work are exempt from the training program requirements.

Records

The contractor must keep a record of each employee trained, the ...


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