News and Announcements
Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate ETS
OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS was published on November 5, 2021. For more information, visit COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing. The published version can be found at COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing ETS. For more information on how this will affect Virginia, visit Federal OSHA Vaccination and Testing Mandate Emergency Temporary Standard.
Revised Virginia Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention of COVID-19
In response to the CDC’s Updated Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People issued on July 27, 2021, the Safety and Health Codes Board adopted amendments to the Virginia Standard on August 26, 2021. For more information on the revised Virginia Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention, please click here. For guidance on how to report Coronavirus cases see Reporting Positive Coronavirus… Read more »
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.
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.