The Virginia plan is developmental. Following is a schedule of major developmental steps:
Standards identical to the Federal standards will be completely adopted by January 1, 1978.
A plan for delegation of authority to the State Fire Marshal for fire standards development and
enforcement will be completed by December 31, 1976, with necessary legislative action and program implementation by July 1, 1978.
State poster(s) informing public and private employees of their rights and responsibilities will be
developed and distributed within 6 months of plan approval.
A voluntary compliance program (including onsite consultation services) will be initiated within 6
months of plan approval.
Both safety and health compliance programs will be fully staffed by FY 1979.
Both safety and health consultation programs will be fully staffed by FY 1979.
An automated Management Information System, including a court reporting system, will be developed
within 6 months of plan approval.
An Administrative Procedures Manual which will contain State regulations on standards promulgation,
inspections, citations, proposal of penalties, review procedures, variances, etc., will be developed within 6 months of plan approval.
A Compliance Manual establishing procedures to be used by safety and health inspectors and voluntary
compliance personnel will be developed within 6 months of plan approval.
The State is now responsible for enforcement of the State explosive code. That code will be amended
within 6 months of plan approval to contain only standards identical to OSHA's standards.
Job descriptions for both safety and health personnel will be reviewed and revised to accurately
reflect job functions within 12 months of plan approval.
The Directors of the Industry and Construction Safety Divisions in the Department of Labor and Industry
will be brought under State merit system coverage by January 1, 1977.
An inspection scheduling system will be developed for the health program within 6 months of plan
approval and for the safety program within 8 months of plan approval.
A public employee program will be developed and implemented within 6 months of plan approval.
[41 FR 42658, Sept. 28, 1976, as amended at 42 FR 10989, Feb. 25, 1977. Redesignated at 51 FR 2489, Jan. 17, 1986]