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State & Federal Agencies

Overview

Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities in regards to workplace safety. Review the regulations and standards set forth by the state and federal agencies relevant to you and contact the appropriate agency for further guidance on ensuring your workplace is compliant.

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Federal

Agency Website Notes
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) www.bls.gov
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) www.msha.gov MSHA FAQs
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) www.cdc.gov/nceh/
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) www.cdc.gov/niosh/
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.osha.gov A-Z Index
U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) www.csb.gov
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) www.dot.gov

States

State Website State Plan Region
Alabama (AL) www.osha.gov/oshdir/al.html 4
Alaska (AK) labor.state.ak.us/lss/oshhome.htm Yes 10
Arizona (AZ) www.ica.state.az.us/ADOSH/ADOSH_main.aspx Yes 9
Arkansas (AR) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ar.html 6
California (CA) www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html Yes 9
Colorado (CO) www.osha.gov/oshdir/co.html 8
Connecticut (CT) www.ctdol.state.ct.us/osha/complian.htm Yes 1
Delaware (DE) www.osha.gov/oshdir/de.html 3
Florida (FL) www.osha.gov/oshdir/fl.html 4
Georgia (GA) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ga.html 4
Hawaii (HI) labor.hawaii.gov/hiosh/ Yes 9
Idaho (ID) www.osha.gov/oshdir/id.html 10
Illinois (IL) www.OSHA.illinois.gov Yes 5
Indiana (IN) www.in.gov/dol/iosha.htm Yes 5
Iowa (IA) www.iowaworkforce.org/labor/iosh/index.html Yes 7
Kansas (KS) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ks.html 7
Kentucky (KY) labor.ky.gov/dows/oshp/Pages/Occupational-Safety-and-Health-Program.aspx Yes 4
Louisiana (LA) www.osha.gov/oshdir/la.html 6
Maine (ME) http://www.maine.gov/labor/workplace_safety/index.html Yes 1
Maryland (MD) www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh/ Yes 3
Massachusetts (MA) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ma.html 1
Michigan (MI) www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61256_11407---,00.html Yes 5
Minnesota (MN) www.dli.mn.gov/MnOsha.asp Yes 5
Mississippi (MS) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ms.html 4
Missouri (MO) www.osha.gov/oshdir/mo.html 7
Montana (MT) www.osha.gov/oshdir/mt.html 8
Nebraska (NE) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ne.html 7
Nevada (NV) dirweb.state.nv.us/OSHA/osha.htm Yes 9
New Hampshire (NH) www.osha.gov/oshdir/nh.html 1
New Jersey (NJ) lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lsse/safetyhealth_index.html Yes 2
New Mexico (NM) www.nmenv.state.nm.us/Ohsb_Website/index.htm Yes 6
New York (NY) www.labor.state.ny.us/workerprotection/safetyhealth/DOSH_PESH.shtm Yes 2
North Carolina (NC) www.nclabor.com/osha/osh.htm Yes 4
North Dakota (ND) www.osha.gov/oshdir/nd.html 8
Ohio (OH) www.osha.gov/oshdir/oh.html 5
Oklahoma (OK) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ok.html 6
Oregon (OR) www.orosha.org/ Yes 10
Pennsylvania (PA) www.osha.gov/oshdir/pa.html 3
Rhode Island (RI) www.osha.gov/oshdir/ri.html 1
South Carolina (SC) www.scosha.llronline.com/ Yes 4
South Dakota (SD) www.osha.gov/oshdir/sd.html 8
Tennessee (TN) www.state.tn.us/labor-wfd/tosha.html Yes 4
Texas (TX) www.osha.gov/oshdir/tx.html 6
Utah (UT) www.laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/UOSH/index.html Yes 8
Vermont (VT) labor.vermont.gov/ Yes 1
Virginia (VA) www.doli.virginia.gov/ Yes 3
Washington (WA) www.lni.wa.gov/Safety/default.asp Yes 10
West Virginia (WV) www.osha.gov/oshdir/wv.html 3
Wisconsin (WI) www.osha.gov/oshdir/wi.html 5
Wyoming (WY) wyomingworkforce.org/employers-and-businesses/osha/Pages/default.aspx Yes 8

Federal Territories

Territory Website State Plan? Region
Disctrict of Columbia (DC) www.osha.gov/oshdir/dc.html 3
Puerto Rico (PR) www.trabajo.pr.gov/prosha/index.asp Yes 2
Virgin Islands (VI) www.vidol.gov/VIDOSH.php Yes 2

Plans cover public sector (state and local government) workers only. Private sector workers are covered under federal OSHA standards.