SPOTLIGHT ON THE DEPARTMENT'S CENTRAL REGION
The Department's Central Region serves 34 counties and municipalities in the heart of Virginia. Counties in the region's area are: Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Louisa, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Richmond, Spotsylvania, and Westmoreland. Municipalities are Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, and the city of Richmond.
Regional Director Tom Rozman oversees the regional office in Richmond. Businesses in the region's area are welcome to take advantage of the region's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program's compliance and voluntary compliance services and capabilities as well as its Virginia Labor Law and Voluntary Registered Apprenticeship Program services.
The region is a busy organization. In its VOSH area alone, depending on available officers, it conducts 650-730 fatality, catastrophe, national and local emphasis, complaint, referral, and planned inspections per year. Its VOSH voluntary compliance unit has done 275-300 interventions at full staffing. Voluntary Apprenticeship works with hundreds of program sponsors supporting substantial numbers of apprentices as they work through their apprenticeships. The Labor Law Section works diligently to respond rapidly to wage claims, follow up on child labor inspections, and assist clients in processing work permits. For additional information on the Central Region go to the Department's updated web site at www.doli.virginia.gov.
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