Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/5/2021

Part X. Personal Protection—Surface and Underground

4VAC25-40-1690. First aid materials.

Suitable first aid materials shall be provided. First aid materials shall be adequate for the number of employees and accessible to all work areas.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.1, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1700. Life jackets or belts.

Life jackets or belts shall be worn where there is danger of falling into water.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.2, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1710. Hard hats.

All persons shall wear suitable hard hats when in or around a mine or plant where falling objects may create a hazard.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.3, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1720. Protective footwear.

All persons shall wear suitable protective footwear when in or around an area of a mine or plant where a hazard exists which could cause an injury to the feet.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.4, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1730. Safety glasses or goggles.

All persons shall wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields or other suitable protective devices when in or around an area of a mine or plant where a hazard exists which could cause injury to unprotected eyes.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.5, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1740. Safety harnesses.

A safety harness with a line shall be worn when persons work where there is danger of falling. Also see 4VAC25-40-2550.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.6, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1750. Requirements for welding or cutting.

Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.7, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1760. Loose fitting clothing.

Loose fitting clothing or gloves shall not be worn where they could create a hazard by becoming entwined or caught in moving parts of machinery.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.8, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1770. When gloves to be worn.

Protective gloves shall be worn by employees handling materials which may cause injury.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.9, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1780. Wearing of rings.

Finger rings shall not be worn while operating or working on equipment or tools.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.10, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1785. Light reflecting personal protection material.

Reflective tape or material shall be worn on the hats or clothing of persons working underground or during hours of darkness.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-1790. Requirements for grinding wheels.

Face shields or goggles, in good condition, shall be worn when operating a grinding wheel.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.11, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-1800. Dumping locations.

Adequate protection shall be provided at dumping locations when persons may be endangered by falling material.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 10.12, eff. July 19, 1989.

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