Vol. 37 Iss. 8 - December 07, 2020

Chapter 90
Exempt Final

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The following regulatory action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations that are necessary to meet the requirements of federal law or regulations, provided such regulations do not differ materially from those required by federal law or regulation. The Safety and Health Codes Board will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 16VAC25-90. Federal Identical General Industry Standards.

Statutory Authority: § 40.1-22 of the Code of Virginia; Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-596).

Agency Contact: Holly Trice, Senior Staff Attorney; Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Labor and Industry, 600 East Main Street, Suite 207, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 786-2641, FAX (804) 371-6524, or email

Effective Date: January 7, 2021


In a final rule, federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending its existing general industry standard for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance and maintain or enhance worker protections. In this regulatory action, the Safety and Health Codes Board is adopting this final rule.

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, 900 East Main Street, 11th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Statement of Final Agency Action: On November 12, 2020, the Safety and Health Codes Board adopted federal OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Beryllium in General Industry, Final Rule, published in 85 FR 42582 through 85 FR 42628 on July 14, 2020, with an effective date of September 14, 2020.

Federal Terms and State Equivalents: When the regulations as set forth in the 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



September 14, 2020

January 7, 2021

Chapter 90

Federal Identical General Industry Standards

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-6579; Filed November 13, 2020