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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor And Employment
Agency 25. Safety And Health Codes Board
Chapter 200. Virginia Voluntary Protection Program

16VAC25-200-60. Comprehensive safety and health management system requirements.

A. The elements for VPP shall include the following requirements for VPP participation:

1. Upper management leadership and active and meaningful employee involvement;

2. Systematic assessment of occupational hazards;

3. Comprehensive hazard prevention, mitigation, and control programs;

4. Employee safety and health training; and

5. Safety and health program evaluation.

B. The commissioner shall establish written procedures to address applicant and participant requirements concerning the elements and sub-elements appropriate to the program:

1. Management commitment;

2. VPP commitment;

3. Employee involvement;

4. Contract worker coverage;

5. Safety and health management system evaluation;

6. Worksite analysis;

7. Baseline and comprehensive safety and industrial hygiene hazard analysis;

8. Hazard analysis of routine jobs, tasks, and processes;

9. Hazard analysis of significant changes;

10. Pre-use analysis;

11. Documentation and use of hazard analysis;

12. Routine self-inspections;

13. Hazard reporting system for employees;

14. Industrial hygiene (IH) program:

a. IH surveys;

b. Sampling strategy;

c. Sampling results;

d. Documentation;

e. Communication;

f. Use of results;

g. IH expertise;

h. Procedures; and

i. Use of contractors for IH surveys;

15. Analysis of injury, illness, and near-hit incidents;

16. Trend analysis;

17. Hazard prevention and control;

18. Certified professional resources;

19. Hazard elimination and control methods:

a. Engineering;

b. Administrative;

c. Work practices; and

d. PPE;

20. Hazard control programs;

21. Compliance with applicable Virginia unique occupational safety and health regulations;

22. Occupational health care program;

23. Preventative maintenance of equipment;

24. Tracking of hazard correction;

25. Disciplinary system;

26. Emergency preparedness and response; and

27. Safety and health training.

Statutory Authority

§§ 40.1-22 and 40.1-49.13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 9, eff. January 25, 2018.

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