Vol. 27 Iss. 2 - September 27, 2010

Chapter 175
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 16VAC25-175. Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards (amending 16VAC25-175-1926.754).

Statutory Authority: § 40.1-22 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: November 15, 2010.

Agency Contact: John J. Crisanti, Planning and Evaluation Manager, Department of Labor and Industry, Powers-Taylor Building, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-4300, FAX (804) 786-8418, TTY (804) 786-2376, or email


The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has added a technical amendment in the form of a nonmandatory note to the final rule for the Safety Standards for Steel Erection in 29 CFR 1926.754 (a), Structural Steel Assembly. This technical amendment provides information on existing Federal Highway Administration regulations that may apply to employers engaged in activities covered by OSHA's steel erection standards.

Note on Incorporation by Reference: Pursuant to § 2.2-4103 of the Code of Virginia, 29 CFR Part 1926, Construction Industry Standards, is declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason the document will not be printed in the Virginia Register of Regulations. A copy of the document is available for inspection at the Department of Labor and Industry, 13 South 13th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, and in the office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 9th and Broad Streets, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Statement of Final Agency Action: On August 18, 2010, the Safety and Health Codes Board adopted federal OSHA's Technical Amendment to Structural Steel Assembly, 29 CFR 1926.754 (a), of the Final Rule for the Safety Standards for Steel Erection as published in 75 FR 27428 on May 17, 2010, with an effective date of November 15, 2010.

Federal Terms and State Equivalents: When the regulations, as set forth in the direct final rule for the Safety Standards for Steel Erection are applied to the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry or to Virginia employers, the following federal terms shall be considered to read as follows:

Federal Terms

VOSH Equivalent

29 CFR

VOSH Standard

Assistant Secretary

Commissioner of Labor and Industry



May 17, 2010

November 15, 2010

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-2574; Filed September 3, 2010, 10:30 a.m.