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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 003 : Safety

Subchapter 004 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 201)
  • § 201. Occupational policy

    (a) It is the policy of the State of Vermont that in their employment all persons shall be provided by their employers with safe and healthful working conditions at their work place, and that insofar as practicable an employee shall not experience diminished health, functional capacity, or life expectancy as a result of his or her work experience.

    (b) It is also the policy of the State that practices and procedures prescribed by an employer for performance of work or duties by his or her employees shall not be insofar as practicable, dangerous to the life, body, or well being of the employees.

    (c) It is the legislative intent that:

    (1) The provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, as enacted by the Congress of the United States of America, which may be administered by a State agency, shall be administered and enforced in this State, by the State.

    (2) To effectuate the policy of the State, standards promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, enacted by Congress, and as amended at any time, when applicable to employment in the State of Vermont, shall be prescribed in rules made under this subchapter.

    (3) The State of Vermont shall cooperate with the appropriate federal agencies in carrying out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and the VOSHA Code of the State. (Added 1971, No. 205 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2013, No. 96 (Adj. Sess.), § 126.)