Job Safety and Health Protection in Virginia Poster Mandatory
The Job Safety and Health Protection in Virginia is a Virginia job safety law poster provided for businesses by the Virginia Employment Commission. This is a required poster for all Virginia employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This poster discusses the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Law. The authority for this law rests in title 40.1 of the labor laws of the State of Virginia. This statute and its subsumed requirements provide for job safety and health protection of workers. The purpose of the law is to assure safe and healthful working conditions throughout the state.
The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board promulgates and adopts job safety and health standards, and employers and employees are required to comply with these standards. For a full exposition of these standards, the poster encourages readers to visit the Virginia Department of Labor or Virginia Employment Commission online. The State of Virginia will also provide printed copies of OSHA standards and laws free of charge to employers operating in the State.
Job Safety and Health Protection THE VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (VOSH) LAW, BY AUTHORITY OF TITLE 40.1 OF THE LABOR LAWS OF VIR GINIA, PROVIDES JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION FOR WORKERS. THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW IS TO ASSURE SAFE AND HEALTHFUL WORKING CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE VIRGINIA SAFETY AND HEALTH CODES BOARD PROMULGATES AND ADOPTS JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, AND EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THESE STANDARDS. THESE STANDARDS MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.doli.virginia.gov/doli_regulations/doli_regulations.html . YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDU STRY OFFICES LISTED BELOW TO RECEIVE PRINTED COPIES OF THE VIRGINIA UNIQUE STANDARDS AND OBTAIN THE NAMES OF PUBLISHERS OF THE FEDERAL IDENTICAL STANDARDS. Employers Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious harm to his employees, and shall comply with occupational safety and health standards issued under the law. Employees Each employee shall comply with all oc cupational safety and health standards, rules, regulations and orders issued under the Law that apply to his own actions and conduct on the job. Inspection The Law requires that a representative of the employer and a representative authorized by the employ ees be given an opportunity to accompany the VOSH inspector for the purpose of aiding the inspection. Where there is no authorized employee representative, the VOSH inspector must consult with a reasonable number of employees concerning safety and health c onditions in the workplace. Citation If upon inspection VOSH believes an employer has violated the Law, a citation alleging such violations will be issued to the employer. Each citation will specify a time period within which the alleged violation must be corrected. The VOSH citation must be prominently displayed at or near the place of alleged violation for three days or until the violation is corrected, whichever is later, to warn employees of dangers that may exist there. Proposed Penalty The Law provides for mandatory penalties against private sector employers of up to $15,375 for each serious violation and for optional penalties of up to $15,375 for each other–than–serious violation. Penalties of up to $15,375 per day may be proposed for failure to correct violations within the proposed time period. Also, any employer who willfully or repeatedly violates the Law may be assessed penalties of up to $153,742 for each such violation. Public Sec tor employers, all departments, agencies , institutions or other political subdivisions of the Commonwealth, are subject to the penalty provisions of 16VA C 25- 60- 260. Criminal penalties are als o provided for in the Law . Any willful violation resulting in the death of an employee is punishabl e, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $70,00 0 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, or by both. Subsequent conviction of an em ployer after a first conviction doubles these maximum penalties. Complaint Employees or their representatives have the right to file a complaint with the nearest VOSH office requesting an inspection if they believe unsafe or un healthy conditions exist in their workplace. VOSH will withhold, on request, names of employees filing complaints. Complaints may be made at the De partmen t of Labor and Industry addresses shown below. Discrimination It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for using any of their right under the law, including raising a safety or health concern with the employer or VOSH, or reporting a work - related inj ury or i l lness. An employee who believes they have been discriminated against for exercis ing their rights under the Law, may file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 60 days of the alleged discriminatio n. CASPA Complaints a bout State Plan Administration: Any person may complain to the Regional Administrator of OSHA (address below) concerning the Administration of the State Safety and Health Program. State Coverage The VOSH program shall apply to all publ ic and private sector businesses in the State except for Federal agencies, businesses under the Atomic Energy Act, railroad rolling stock and tracks, certain Federal enclaves, and businesses covered by the Federal Maritime jurisdiction. Voluntary Activity Voluntary efforts by the employer to assure its workplace is in compliance with the Law are encouraged. Voluntary Safety and Health Consultation and Training Programs exist to assist employers. These services may be obtained by contacting the Virginia Depa rtment of Labor and Industry addresses Recordkeeping Employers now have a new system for tracking workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA’s new recordkeeping log (Form 300) is simpler to understand and use. Using a question and answer format, the revised re cordkeeping rule provides guidance for recording occupational injuries and illnesses and explains how to classify specific cases. Smaller employers (10 or fewer employees) are exempt from most requirements. To see if your industry is partially exempt, visi t the OSHA W ebsite at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/ pub3169text.html. Accident Reporting All fatalities must be reported to VOSH within eight (8) hours. All injuries or ill nesses that result in an in - patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye must be reported to VOSH within twenty - four (24) hours. Failure to report may result in significant monetary penalties. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH OFFICE LOCATIONS Main Street Centre 600 East Main Street, Suite 207 Richmond, Virginia 23219 VOICE (804) 371 - 2327 FAX (804) 371 – 6524 Headquarters Main Street Centre 600 East Main Street, Suite 207 Richmond, Virginia 23219 ( 804) 371 - 2327 Northern Virginia/Manassas 9400 Innovation Drive, Suite 120, Manassas, VA 20110. (703) 392 - 0900 Abingdon The Johnson Center 468 East Main Street, Suite 114, A bingdon, VA 24210 (276) 676 - 5465 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY www.doli.virginia.gov Central Virginia/Richmond North Run Business Park 1570 East Parham Road Richmond, VA 23 228 (804) 371 - 3104 Tidewater/ Norfolk 6363 Center Drive Building 6, Suite 101 Norfolk, VA 23502 (757) 455 - 0891 Lynchburg 3704 Old Forest Road Suite B Lynchburg, VA 24501 (434) 385 - 0806 Gary G. Pan Commissioner U .S. Department of Labor OSHA Regional Administrator The Curtis Center, STE 740 West 170 South Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 1910 6 - 3309 (215) 861 - 4900 Southwest/Roanoke Brammer Village 3013 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019 (540) 562 - 3580 Verona P.O. Box 772 201 Lee Highway Verona, VA 24482 (540) 248 - 9280 VIRGINIA SAFETY AND HEALTH CODES BOARD E MPLOYERS: THIS POSTER MUST BE DISPLAYED IN A PROMINENT PLACE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT TO WHICH YOUR EMPLOYEES NORMALLY REPORT TO WORK . Revised August, 2023
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