21-3-1 Employers to safeguard life, etc., of employees; reports and investigations of accidents; orders of commissioner
21-3-2 Guarding machinery and dangerous places; standards for construction of scaffolding, hoists and temporary floors; first aid equipment
21-3-3 Guarding shafts, hatchways, wheel holes, elevators and electrical apparatus; requiring correction of unsafe conditions
21-3-3a National Electrical Code minimum standards
21-3-4 Removal of safeguards
21-3-5 Control of machinery
21-3-6 Stairways, passageways and lights; overloading floors or walls; space between machines
21-3-7 Regulation of operation of steam boilers
21-3-8 Smoking where prohibited by sign
21-3-9 Fire escapes
21-3-10 Food or meals in factories
21-3-10a Meal breaks
21-3-11 Seats for female employees
21-3-12 Water closets
21-3-13 Washing facilities and dressing rooms
21-3-14 Power of commissioner as to witnesses; prosecution of offenses; penalties; jurisdiction; exemption of coal mining operations; recovery of civil penalties
21-3-15 Records and reports of commissioner, inspectors and chief clerk
21-3-16 Inclosure of streetcar platforms
21-3-17 Employers not to require payment of fees for medical examination as condition of employment; enforcement
21-3-18 Hazardous chemical substances; notice to employees; reports to commissioner; penalties
21-3-19 Discrimination for use of tobacco products prohibited
21-3-20 Use of video and other electronic surveillance devices by employers prohibited
21-3-21 Special Revenue Fund for the Division of Labor; authorized deposits; disbursements; purpose
21-3-22 OSHA construction safety program

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 21 > Article 3

  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Commissioner: means the labor commissioner or his designated agent. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Employee: means any public employee of the state, or any state agency. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Employer: means public employer and shall include the state or any department, division, bureau, board, council, agency or authority of the state, but shall not include the department of corrections, the department of health and the Legislature. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • offense: includes every act or omission for which a fine, forfeiture or punishment is imposed by law. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means one or more individuals. See West Virginia Code 21-3A-2
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.