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HR and Workplace Safety: Virginia

HR and Workplace Safety (OSHA Compliance) requirements for other states

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.