Health and Safety

The Port of Virginia pursues health and safety excellence through a rigorous program to identify hazards, develop solutions that will control those hazards, measure compliance with operational procedures, and finally to motivate all employees and patrons toward safe behaviors.  Developing a strong culture of safety and delivering superior safety performance is achieved by having engaged leadership working with a committed and skilled workforce.  Our goal is to eliminate all injuries, equipment damage, cargo damage, and unsafe practices from our activities.  Toward this end, the documents that are linked below describe what is expected from every employee, contractor, vendor, motor carrier, government worker, and visitor who enters Port of Virginia Terminals.  If there are any comments regarding these policies or procedures, we encourage and appreciate inputs for continuous process improvement.

Ronald Babski
Vice President, Health and Safety

For more information, please contact:

Maureen Kroha
General Manager, Health and Safety
Phone: (757) 650-0901

Carter Mize
Manager, Health and Safety
Phone: (757) 404-0193

Andrew P. Booth
Manager, Health & Safety
Phone: (757) 837-2517

Chris Green
Assistant Manager, Health & Safety
Phone: (757) 613-5681

Important Documents 

  1. The Port of Virginia Operational Standards
  2. The Port of Virginia Response Guide
  3. Terminal Safety and Excellence Program
  4. Health and Safety Rules for Terminal Patrons
  5. Health and Safety Rules for Motor Carriers
  6. The Port of Virginia Health and Safety Equipment Maps
  7. Safety Data Sheets (SDS or MSDS)
  8. Port of Virginia Orientation Class Schedule and Presentation [Change effective 4/9/2019]
    To obtain the Port of Virginia Access Credential, all terminal patrons must have attended a Health, Safety, Security, and Environment Orientation within the past two years.  This one-hour class is taught every Tuesday and Friday at 12pm (noon) on the second floor of the main building at Virginia International Gateway (VIG).  No reservation is required.
  9. Port Police – I.D. Office at Norfolk International Terminals – Appointments Required as of April 1, 2020