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Safety and Health Codes Board

In 1962, the Virginia General Assembly established the Safety Codes Commission with power to make rules and regulations governing safety operations. The Commission was revised by the General Assembly in 1972 and continues as the Safety and Health Codes Board. The 14-member Board is authorized to adopt, alter, amend and repeal rules and regulations for the Department to protect the occupational safety and health of employees in Virginia. This responsibility includes the state plan agreement with federal OSHA to effect compliance with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety, and the Commonwealth's Asbestos and Lead Contractor Notification and Inspection Programs. Twelve members of the Board are appointed by the Governor for a 4-year term and, in accordance with statute, are drawn from various industries to be a mix of employee/employer representatives and the general public. The remaining two members of the Board are the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Commissioner of Health. Both positions serve ex-officio.

The Board is required to meet at least twice annually with additional meetings as necessary to fulfill statutory or federal regulatory requirements. Advance notice of meetings can be found in the Virginia Register of Regulations, on the Regulatory Town Hall, or on this web site. (See link above) Additional information on Board members, meeting schedule, and meeting agenda and minutes can be obtained by contacting shcb@doli.virginia.gov. The Board has enacted a number of safety and health regulatory standards that are unique to Virginia or have requirements which are different from those of Federal OSHA. These standards can be found at www.doli.virginia.gov/infocenter/publications/vaunique_p2.html. For more information or to contact members of the Board, please call (804) 786-0610 or email at SHCB@doli.virginia.gov.

New Icon Public Hearing Notice - The Department of Labor and Industry will hold a Public Hearing for the Safety and Health Codes Board on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, 12th Floor Conference Room-South, Richmond, VA 23219.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments on  the Proposed Amendments to the Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program,  16VAC25-60, et seq.,  Procedures for the Application of Penalties for State and Local Government Employers. 

New Icon Public Meeting Notice – The Safety and Health Codes Board will hold a meeting open to the public on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, 12th Floor Conference Room-South, Richmond, VA 23219.   The tentative agenda will include: Final Amendments to the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules and Regulations, 16VAC25-50; and the Final Amendments to the Administrative Regulation for the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program,  16VAC25-60, et seq.,  Procedures for the Application of Penalties for State and Local Government Employers. 

Safety and Health Codes Board Roster:

Mr. Louis J. Cernak Jr.
Term Expires: 06/30/18
Labor Representative of the Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Industry

Ms. Milagro Rodriguez
Term Expires: 06/30/16
Labor Representative Knowledgeable in
Chemical and Toxic Substances

Mr. John D. Fulton
Term Expires: 06/30/18
Employer Representative of the Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Industry

Mr. Chuck Stiff
Term Expires: 06/30/19
Representative for Industrial Employers

Ms. Anna E. Jolly
Term Expires: 06/30/16
Industrial Representative Knowledgeable in
Chemical and Toxic Substances

Vacant
Term Expires: 06/30/16
Representative for Agricultural Employers

Mr. Courtney M. Malveaux
Term Expires: 06/30/17
Representative from Construction Industry
Employers

Mr. Thomas A. Thurston
Term Expires: 06/30/18
Representative for Labor in the
Manufacturing Industry

Mr. David Martinez
Term Expires: 06/30/18
Representative of an Insurance Company

Dr. Marissa Levine (Ex Officio)
Commissioner Virginia Department of Health
Represented by: Mr. Chris Gordon
Chief of Staff/Community Health Services

Mr. Travis M. Parsons
Term Expires: 06/30/18
Labor Representative from Labor in the Construction Industry

Mr. David K. Paylor, Director (Ex Officio)
Department of Environmental Quality
Represented by: Mr. Jerome Brooks, Director
Water Compliance
Mr. Kenneth W. Richardson, II
Term Expires: 06/30/16
Representative for the General Public
Vacant
Term Expires: 06/30/12
Representative for Agricultural Employees


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