Vol. 30 Iss. 24 - July 28, 2014

Chapter 90
Final Regulation

Title of Regulation: 16VAC25-90. Federal Identical General Industry Standards (amending 16VAC25-90-1910.217 (e)(1)).

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

Effective Date: September 1, 2014.

Agency Contact: John J. Crisanti, Planning and Evaluation Manager, Department of Labor and Industry, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-4300, FAX (804) 786-8418, or email


In a direct final rule, federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) made two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard in General Industry, 29 CFR 1910. First, OSHA revised a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA removed the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This action incorporates these changes into the Virginia standards for general industry.

Note on Incorporation by Reference: Pursuant to § 2.2-4103 of the Code of Virginia, 29 CFR Part 1910 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards) is declared a document generally available to the public and appropriate for incorporation by reference. For this reason, this document will not be printed in the Virginia Register of Regulations. A copy of this document is available for inspection at the Department of Labor and Industry, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, and in the office of the Registrar of Regulations, General Assembly Building, 201 North 9th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Statement of Final Agency Action: On June 5, 2014, the Safety and Health Codes Board adopted federal OSHA's direct final rule for the Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard, as published in 78 FR 69543 through 78 FR 69550 on November 20, 2013, with an effective date of February 18, 2014.

Federal Terms and State Equivalents: When the regulations as set forth in the revised final rule for Occupational Safety and Health Standards 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



February 18, 2014

September 1, 2014

VA.R. Doc. No. R14-4102; Filed July 9, 2014, 11:35 a.m.