HR and Workplace Safety: Virginia
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Theresa Rogers
- Virginia established the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Law, which follows federal guidelines for the most part. See State Plan.
- Virginia does not follow a discovery rule in personal injury cases. See Statute of Limitations for Illnesses Caused by Toxic Chemicals.
- Virginia's Guidance for Employers to Mitigate the Risk of COVID-19 to Workers helps employers provide appropriate information for workers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. See Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Risk.
- Virginia prohibits a person from holding a handheld personal communications device while driving. See Driving Policies.