March-April 2006

An e-newsletter with information and updates from the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry for the Commonwealth's workplaces

In This Issue...

 

 

A Family Affair: Registered Apprenticeship Paved the Way for Three Generations

Learn how barbers and cosmetologists at two shops in Independence, Virginia share a long history with the Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program and the Virginia Department of Professional Occupations by keeping it all in the family. Click here to read about this family affair.


Augusta Correctional Center B ecomes 35 th Virginia VPP Star Site

Flags were flying on February 1, 2006, at the Augusta Correctional Center (ACC) in Craigsville, Virginia, in celebration of the site’s induction as the 35th Virginia VPP STAR location. This site joins Lunenburg Correctional Center near Victoria, VA, as the second correctional institute in the nation to be certified as a VPP STAR site. To learn more about the Correctional Center and its VPP Star status click here.


Installing Water Heaters and Boilers in Virginia

The Virginia Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules and Regulations [Boiler Rules] became effective on July 1, 1974. Click here to learn about the major installation requirements of boilers and pressure vessels in Virginia.


Job Openings Available at DOLI

The Department of Labor and Industry is currently recruiting for the following:

Position No.: 00118
Job Title: Apprenticeship Representative (Program Administration Specialist I)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public Closing Date: Open Until Filled Position Located in Richmond

Position No.: 00119
Job Title: Apprenticeship Representative (Program Administration Specialist I)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Located in Manassas

Position No.: 00139 Job Title: Programmer/Analyst (Information Technology Specialist II)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Located in Richmond

Position No.: 00220
Job Title: Web/Graphics Specialist (Information Technology Specialist I)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Located in Richmond

For more information on the jobs posted visit the DOLI website at www.doli.virginia.gov.



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DOLI Training Catalog Available Online

The 2005-2006 schedule for Consultation Training courses is available online. New training courses are available to benefit you, your business and your staff. Click here to view the listings now and sign up for the courses offered in your area. All courses are free of charge. Educate to keep Virginians safe!


11th Annual VOSH Conference To Be Held

The 11 th Annual Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Conference will be held May 31 – June 2, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency – Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. The theme of this years conference is “Coming Together….Saving Lives.” For the conference brochure click here.



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Safety and Health Codes Board News

Click here to learn about the regulations presented, proposed and adopted at the meeting of the Safety and Health Codes Board on March 7, 2006.



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What You Should Know About the Virginia Payment of Wage Act

Each year the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry receives over 2000 complaints filed under the Payment of Wage Act. The Virginia Payment of Wage Act, which is found at §40.1-29 of the Code of Virginia, requires employers to pay employees for all work performed. Click here to learn more about the Payment of Wage Act.


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Worker Protection Against Avian Flu Highlighted

OSHA now has important information on its Web site spotlighting precautions for workers who may become exposed to avian flu, commonly called "bird flu." A safety and health information bulletin focuses on protecting poultry workers, while a safety and health guidance page alerts workers and employers about the hazards of the virus. The guidance provides specific recommendations for farm workers and animal handlers, laboratory workers, medical personnel, food handlers, airline flight crews and travelers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently posted a new page on its Web site highlighting the issue. Avian Influenza: Protecting Workers from Exposure includes an overview and description of the disease, and provides links to numerous national and international resources that discuss the topic.

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