May-June 2007

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

In This Issue...



Apprenticeship in the Ship Repair Industry

Click here to learn about Apprenticeship in the Ship Repair industry from the late 1960s to the present.  Currently there are over two thousand registered apprentices receiving on the job training in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Learn more about Virginia’s Apprenticeship program and listen to a statement on Apprenticeship by Governor Kaine.

Delta DCA Becomes 42nd VPP Star Site in Virginia

Recently, the Delta DCA station became the sixth site in Delta Air Lines’ system and the 42nd VPP Star site in Virginia.  This combined effort required coordination among the 218 employees in passenger service, ground service, parts and line maintenance departments.  Over 1.17 million passengers embarked on approximately 20,000 Delta flights last year at the DCA station. Click here to learn more.

General Assembly Enacts Changes to Virginia Labor Laws

During its most recent session, the General Assembly enacted a change to Virginia’s child labor laws.  Until recently, the penalty for violating the provisions of the Code of Virginia governing child labor was a maximum of $1,000.   The General Assembly amended Virginia Code §40.1-113 increasing the penalty for violations of the child labor laws which result in serious injury or death of child.  Click here to read about the changes and the child labor penalty provision.

Glaize Components Becomes SHARP Worksite

Click here to read about the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)  and its recognition of Glaize Components, Winchester.

Job Openings Available at DOLI

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

Position No.: 00114
Job Title: Apprenticeship Representative(Program Administration Specialist I)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public       
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Located in Roanoke City

Position No.: 00526
Job Title: Safety/Health Compliance Officer Apprentice (Compliance and Safety Officer II)
Recruitment Type: G – General Public       
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Located in Manassas

For more information on the jobs posted visit the DOLI website at

Protecting Virginia’s Workers From Heat-Related Stress

Summer is here!  The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry asks for your help reminding the citizens of Virginia to take precaution when working outdoors in the severe hot and humid weather conditions we will be experiencing in the weeks ahead. Click here for tips on how to protect your self and others from heat related stress.

OSHA Web Site Offers Teens On-the Job Safety Tips

This is the time of year when teens “spring” into action searching for summer employment. Often, these jobs are a teen’s first work experience. In addition, teens often have limited training and work as seasonal/temporary employees. These facts partially explain why teens experience a higher risk of injury, illness and fatality in many industries, including the construction industry. That’s why OSHA is striving to reduce work-related injuries to teens by teaching them on-the-job safety and how to integrate safety principles into their work from the beginning of their summer work experience. OSHA recommends teens wear the following items if they are working in construction:

·  Gloves
·  Hard hat
·  Earplugs or earmuffs
·  Boots with safety toe
·  Safety glasses or face shield

The Teen Employees Web page on OSHA’s Web site serves as an important resource to help employers further prevent teen injuries, illnesses and fatalities in­ the workplace.

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