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VOSH Training Conference

2021 VOSH Training Conference

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2021 Conference. Please check back in the coming months for details about the 2022 Conference.

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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Upcoming Events

  1. National Apprenticeship Week – November 15-21, 2021

    November 15 @ 8:00 AM - November 21 @ 5:00 PM