Which states have their own OSHA program?

December 26, 2018 2 min read

Which states have their own OSHA program?

Which states have their own OSHA program?

Does your business need to comply with Federal OSHA or your state's program? 

This is where the rubber meets the road with compliance and the first thing to do is make sure you're on the right road. 

Luckily, this step is pretty straight-forward. 

State or Federal Requirements? 

It pretty much takes an act of congress to change OSHA rulings, so as you might imagine, the industry evolves pretty slowly. In fact, most rules haven't changed much, if at all, since OSHA's inception in the early 70's.

Some states, decided that to keep up with the changing faces of industry, they would need to create their own safety programs. In order for these programs to be accepted, they had to be at least as protective as Federal OSHA. Some go above and beyond while others are just marginally different. 

If your business is based in one of these states, or you will be conducting business in one of them, you'll want to familiarize yourself with the requirements. 

The states with their own safety programs are: 

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada 
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wyoming 

Not listed? Then your state still uses the Federal OSHA program. 

Lastly, there are a few states that have their own OSHA program that only applies to government employees and facilities. This will only apply to a few of you such as contractors doing work in government buildings. Check the list of states below. 

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • New Jersey
  • New York 

 

Interested in learning more? Download our free e-book, 08 Steps to Confidently Navigate OSHA Safety Requirements


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Resources to Make Awesome Safety Training Videos
Resources to Make Awesome Safety Training Videos

June 02, 2023 2 min read

Here are some quick, easy, and inexpensive resource suggestions to jump start your safety video creation!
Read More
the best gifts for construction workers on Amazon in 2020
The Best Gifts for Construction Workers on Amazon 2022

November 26, 2022 7 min read

Read More
20 Amazing Gifts for Construction Workers You Can Get on Amazon (2021)
20 Amazing Gifts for Construction Workers You Can Get on Amazon (2021)

November 25, 2022 4 min read 3 Comments

Read More

Subscribe