Job Safety and Health Protection in Virginia Poster Required
The Job Safety and Health Protection in Virginia is a labor law posters poster by the Virginia Employment Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Virginia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
The "Job Safety and Health Protection" poster advises an employee of their rights and responsibilities under the OSHA law. All private and public employers must post this notice, and are subject to a citation and possible fine if this poster is not displayed. This poster is required in 11 x 17 format and is not available for download, but may be ordered online at the link.
VA All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Virginia and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
THE VIRGINIA OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (VOSH) LAW, BY AUTHORITY OF TITLE 40.1 OF THE LABOR LAWS OF VIR - GINIA, PROVIDES JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH PROTECTION FOR WORKERS. THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW IS TO ASSURE SAFE AND HEALTHFUL WORKING CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. THE VIRGINIA SAFETY AND HEALTH CODES BOARD PROMULGATES AND ADOPTS JOB SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS, AND EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THESE STANDARDS. THESE STANDARDS MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS: http://www.doli.virginia.gov/doli_regulations/doli_regulations.html . YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY OFFICES LISTED BELOW TO RECEIVE PRINTED COPIES OF THE VIRGINIA UNIQUE STANDARDS AND OBTAIN THE NAMES OF PUBLISHERS OF THE FEDERAL IDENTICAL STANDARDS. Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a pl\ ace of employment free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likel\ y to cause death or serious harm to his employees, and shall comply with occu\ pa - tional safety and health standards issued under the law. Each employee shall comply with all occupational safety and health stan - dards, rules, regulations and orders issued under the Law that apply to \ his own actions and conduct on the job. The Law requires that a representative of the employer and a representa - tive authorized by the employees be given an opportunity to accompany th\ e VOSH inspector for the purpose of aiding the inspection. Where there is no authorized employee representative, the VOSH inspector\ must consult with a reasonable number of employees concerning safety and\ health conditions in the workplace . If upon inspection VOSH believes an employer has violated the Law, a cita - tion alleging such violations will be issued to the employer. Each citation will specify a time period within which the alleged violation must be correct\ ed. The VOSH citation must be prominently displayed at or near the place of \ al - leged violation for three days or until the violation is corrected, whic\ hever is later, to warn employees of dangers that may exist there. The Law provides for mandatory penalties against private sector employer\ s of up to $13,434 for each serious violation and for optional penalties o\ f up to $13,434 for each other–than–serious violation. Penalties of up to \ $13,434 per day may be proposed for failure to correct violations within the propose\ d time period. Also, any employer who willfully or repeatedly violates the Law may be assessed penalties of up to $134,333 for each such violation. Public Sector employers, all departments, agencies, institutions or othe\ r politi - cal subdivisions of the Commonwealth, are subject to the penalty provisi\ ons of 16VAC 25-60-260. Criminal penalties are also provided for in the Law. Any willful violation result - ing in the death of an employee is punishable, upon conviction, by a fine of not more than $70,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months, o\ r by both. Subsequent conviction of an employer after a first conviction doubles these maximum penalties. Employees or their representatives have the right to file a complaint with the nearest VOSH office requesting an inspection if they believe unsafe or un - Main Street Centre 600 East Main Street, Suite 207 Richmond, Virginia 23219. VOICE (804) 371-2327 FAX (804) 371–6524 It is illegal to retaliate against an employee for using any of their ri\ ght under the law, including raising a safety or health concern with the employer or VOSH, or reporting a work-related injury or ilness. An employee who believes they have been discriminated against for exerci\ s - ing their rights under the Law, may file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry within 60 days of the alleged discrimination. Complaints About State Plan Administration: Any person may complain to the Regional Administrator of OSHA (address below) concerning the Administration of the State Safety and Health Program. The VOSH program shall apply to all public and private sector businesses\ in the State except for Federal agencies, businesses under the Atomic Energy Act, railroad rolling stock and tracks, certain Federal enclaves, and businesses covered by the Federal Maritime jurisdiction. Voluntary efforts by the employer to assure its workplace is in compliance with the Law are encouraged. Voluntary Safety and Health Consultation and Training Programs exist to assist employers. These services may be obtained by contacting the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry ad - dresses Employers now have a new system for tracking workplace injuries and ill - nesses. OSHA’s new recordkeeping log (Form 300) is simpler to understand and use. Using a question and answer format, the revised recordkeeping rule provides guidance for recording occupational injuries and illnesses\ and explains how to classify specific cases. Smaller employers (10 or fewer employees) are exempt from most requirements. To see if your industry is partially exempt, visit the OSHA Website at www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/ pub3169text.html. All fatalities must be reported to VOSH within eight (8) hours. All injuries or ill - nesses that result in an in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss \ of an eye must be reported to VOSH within twenty-four (24) hours. Failure to rep\ ort may result in significant monetary penalties. EMPLOYERS: THIS POSTER MUST BE DISPLAYED IN A PROMINENT PLACE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT TO WHICH YOUR EMPLOYEES NORMALLY REPORT TO WORK . Employers Employees Inspection Citation Proposed Penalty Complaint Discrimination CASPA State Coverage Voluntary Activity Recordkeeping Accident Reporting OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH OFFICE LOCATIONS Headquarters Main Street Centre 600 East Main Street, Suite 207, Richmond, Virginia 23219. (804) 371-2327 Central Virginia/Richmond North Run Business Park 1570 East Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 371-3104 VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY C. Ray Davenport Commissioner VIRGINIA SAFETY AND HEALTH CODES BOARD Northern Virginia/Manassas 9400 Innovation Drive, Suite 120, Manassas, VA 20110. (703) 392-0900 Tidewater/Norfolk 6363 Center Drive Building 6, Suite 101 Norfolk, VA 23502 (757) 455-0891 Southwest/Roanoke Brammer Village 3013 Peters Creek Road Roanoke, VA 24019 (540) 562-3580 Abingdon The Johnson Center 468 East Main Street, Suite 114, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 676-5465 Lynchburg 3704 Old Forest Road Suite B Lynchburg, VA 24501 (434) 385-0806 Verona P.O. Box 772 201 Lee Highway Verona, VA 24482 (540) 248-9280 Job Safety and Health Protection VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY healthy conditions exist in their workplace. VOSH will withhold, on requ\ est, names of employees filing complaints. Complaints may be made at the De - partment of Labor and Industry addresses shown below. August, 2021 http://www.doli.virginia.gov U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Regional Administrator The Curtis Center, STE 740 West 170 South Independence Mall West Philadelphia, PA 19106-3309 (215) 861-4900
Other Virginia Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional five optional and mandatory Virginia labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.doli.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Job-Safety-Posters-English-August-2021.pdf , updated November 2021
- Virginia Labor Law Posters at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/Required-Posters-for-Virginia-Employers
- Virginia Employment Commission
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