New Hampshire Facilities: What you need to know

While some states have devised their own work safety programs and obtained authority from the federal government to operate them, New Hampshire has not done so. Thus, New Hampshire' workplace requirements are largely a matter of federal law. There is a detailed discussion of the federal standards as they relate to work facilities.
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New Hampshire requires that employers provide places of employment that are free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious harm to employees, and a duty to provide and maintain safeguards and do "anything necessary and practicable" to maintain their workplace facilities (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 277:10 ).
Inspections. All places of employment in the state are subject to inspection to determine whether provisions for the safety and health of employees are complied with in a facility (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 277:13).
Interference. No person may damage or remove any safety and health device or safeguard or interfere with any process or method established for the protection of workers in a place of employment (NH Rev. Stat. Sec. 277:13).
Enforcement. The Safety and Training Division of the state Department of Labor is responsible for administering and enforcing laws addressing the safety and health of employees.
Housekeeping. Workplaces must be kept clean and in a sanitary condition. Trash, sweepings, and garbage must be collected at intervals frequent enough to maintain health and good sanitary conditions and must be properly disposed of.
Floors. Floors must be kept clean, dry, and free from hazards such as loose boards, holes, and nails and other projections. Where wet processes are used, drainage must be maintained and platforms, mats, or ...

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