Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board

Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board

In 1962, the Virginia General Assembly established the Safety Codes Commission with power to make rules and regulations governing safety operations. The Commission was revised by the General Assembly in 1972 and continues as the Safety and Health Codes Board. The 14-member Board is authorized to adopt, alter, amend and repeal rules and regulations for the Department to protect the occupational safety and health of employees in Virginia. This responsibility includes the state plan agreement with federal OSHA to effect compliance with the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety, and the Commonwealth’s Asbestos and Lead Contractor Notification and Inspection Programs. Twelve members of the Board are appointed by the Governor for a 4-year term and, in accordance with statute, are drawn from various industries to be a mix of employee/employer representatives and the general public. The remaining two members of the Board are the Executive Director of the Department of Environmental Quality and the Commissioner of Health. Both positions serve ex-officio.

The Board is required to meet at least twice annually with additional meetings as necessary to fulfill statutory or federal regulatory requirements. Advance notice of meetings can be found in the Virginia Register of Regulations, on the Regulatory Town Hall, or on this web site. (See link above) Additional information on Board members, meeting schedule, and meeting agenda and minutes can be obtained by contacting regina.cobb@doli.virginia.gov. The Board has enacted a number of safety and health regulatory standards that are unique to Virginia or have requirements which are different from those of Federal OSHA. These standards can be found at the Virginia Unique Standards page. For more information or to contact members of the Board, please call (804) 786-0610 or email at holly.trice@doli.virginia.gov.

Safety and Health Codes Board Electronic Emergency Meeting to be Held June 24, 2020 – Subject: Virginia Safety And Health Codes Board Adoption Of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard/Emergency Regulation.

Safety and Health Codes Board Continued Electronic Emergency Meeting to be Held June 29, 2020 – Subject: Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Adoption of a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard under Va. Code §40.1-22(6a).

Safety and Health Codes Board Continued Electronic Emergency Meeting to be Held July  7, 2020 – Subject: Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Adoption of a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard under Va. Code §40.1-22(6a).

Safety and Health Codes Board Continued Electronic Emergency Meeting to be Held July  15, 2020 – Subject: Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Adoption of a COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard under Va. Code §40.1-22(6a).

 

SHCB Electronic Emergency Meeting Archive

Please find the Safety and Health Board Codes Bylaws here.

Please find the Safety and Health Codes Board Public Participation Guidelines here.

 

Safety and Health Codes Board Roster:

Mr. Louis J. (“Lou”) Cernak Jr.
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Labor Representative of the Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Industry
Ms. Milagro (“Milly”) Rodriguez
Term Expires: 06/30/20
Labor Representative Knowledgeable in
Chemical and Toxic Substances
Mr. John D. Fulton
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Employer Representative of the Boiler and
Pressure Vessel Industry
Mr. Charles L. (“Chuck”) Stiff
Term Expires: 06/30/24
Representative for Industrial Employers
Ms. Anna E. Jolly
Term Expires: 06/30/20
Industrial Representative Knowledgeable in
Chemical and Toxic Substances
Mr. Thomas A. Thurston
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Representative for Labor in the
Manufacturing Industry
Mr. Courtney M. Malveaux
Term Expires: 06/30/21
Representative from Construction Industry
Employers
Ms. Tina Hoover
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Representative for Agricultural Employees
Mr. Michael. A. Luce
Term Expires: 06/30/24
Representative of an Insurance Company
Mr. Phil Glaize
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Representative for Agricultural Employers
Mr. Travis M. Parsons
Term Expires: 06/30/22
Representative from Labor in the Construction Industry
Dr. M. Norman Oliver, MD, MPH (Ex Officio)
Commissioner Virginia Department of Health
Represented by: Patrick S. Bolling, JD, MA
Legal Services Officer III
Office of Environmental Health Services
Virginia Department of Health
Mr. Kenneth W. Richardson, II
Term Expires: 06/30/20
Representative for the General Public
Mr. David K. Paylor (Ex Officio)
Director Department of Environmental Quality
Represented by: Mr. Jerome Brooks, Director of
Water Compliance

 

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