Virginia Updates Safety & Health Penalties

Just like this time last year, Virginia’s Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has updated the Job Safety & Health Protection (VOSH) notice, which has a new revision date of August 2019. The updated notice is available in both English and Spanish.

What’s Changing for Safety & Health?

New Penalty Amounts for Employer Violations

The Proposed Penalty section of the VOSH notice has been updated to reflect federal OSHA penalty requirements. Private-sector employers who are in violation of the law may be assessed the following penalty amounts:

  • Mandatory penalties of up to $13,047 may be proposed for each serious violation.
  • Optional penalties of up to $13,047 may be proposed for each other-than-serious violation.
  • Daily penalties of up to $13,047 may be assessed for failure to correct violations within the proposed time period.
  • Penalties of up to $130,463 may be assessed for each willful or repeated violation.

Criminal penalties of no more than $70,000 for an employer’s willful violation that results in the death of an employee remain the same.

Compliance Made Easy!

There are no other labor law updates for the State of Virginia at this time. However, because there have been 12 mandatory changes to the Virginia poster over the past three years, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan. Under the plan, you will automatically receive the updated Virginia poster as soon as it becomes available. Plus, you’ll get free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the plan year, which means you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance!