Delaware OSHA: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910
Hazardous Chemical Information Act, 16 Delaware Code 2401 to 2417, and regulations at 16 Delaware Regulations 4456
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 3
Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health (DPH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Delaware is not a "state plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the federal OSH Act governs workplace safety and health requirements in the private sector. There are no enforceable state safety and health rules for public (state and local government operations) sector workplaces.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health in private sector workplaces in Delaware. DPH provides chemical information guidelines to employers.
OSHA CONSULTATION SERVICES
The Delaware Department of Labor's OSHA Consultation Office provides free, on-site consultation services to small businesses (fewer than 250 employees per facility, and 500 employees per company) in the state. The consultations help identify potential hazards, improve safety management systems, and assist in voluntary compliance with OSHA regulations. A consultation includes:
- Health and safety appraisals of all mechanical and environmental hazards and physical practices
- Review of facility safety and health program or assistance in ...
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