Need vaccine? Learn how to get your shot at or call 1-877-VAX-IN-VA. Mon-Sat 8am – 6pm. Virginia Relay users dial 7-1-1.

Language translation and online American Sign Language available.

¿Necesitas vacunarte? Enterate como conseguir tu vacuna o llamando al 1-877-829-4682 de 8am a 6pm. Traduccion disponible en tu idioma. Usuarios de TTY pueden marcar al 7-1-1.

Traducción de idiomas y lenguaje de señas americano en línea disponible.

News and Announcements

25th Annual VOSH Conference

The 25th Annual VOSH Conference will be held from September 29th – October 1st at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

Virginia Overtime Wage law

July 1, 2021, the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, Va. Code § 40.1-29.2, goes into effect. This law requires employers in the Commonwealth to pay an overtime wage rate of one and a half times the regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a workweek.

Heat Illness Prevention Standard

(NOIRA) on Heat Illness Prevention On March 5, 2020, The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to initiate the process to a adopt regulation applicable to Heat Illness Prevention

Labor Laws as of May 1, 2021

On May 1, two new labor laws go into effect. First, the Virginia Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50 an hour.  See the Minimum Wage Notice for details. Claims for violations of the law can be filed using these forms English or (en Español) . The Virginia Prevailing Wage Law, pertaining to public contracts with state agencies or participating localities, also goes into effect.

Law Books

Notice of the Average Weekly Wage for 2021

Labor Law governing Notice of the Average Weekly Wage for 2021 Virginia Code § 40.1-28.7:7 pertains to the prohibition of non-compete covenants for low-wage employees.

Virginia Registered Apprenticeship – Your Next Step

Virginia Registered Apprenticeship – Your Next Step

Proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention

The Department has revised the proposed Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention. See document for: Revised Proposed Permanent Standard for Virus That Causes COVID-19. The Department would like to solicit comment regarding the adoption of the revised proposed permanent standard. If you wish to register a public comment about the revised standard, please use the comment forum here. The forum will be open from December 10, 2020 to January 9, 2021.


COVID-19 Resources and More

New Information on our Coronavirus Material



Heat Stress

Heat Stress Illness and Prevention

Many workers spend their days in hot conditions which pose special hazards. The following links aid in recognizing and treating Heat Related Stress.


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