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Maine OSHA: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety requirements in the private (businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector workplaces. Under the OSH Act, individual states may devise and administer their own work safety laws and regulations, but only with federal approval, and only if the applicable state requirements are as stringent as the corresponding federal standards. Maine has not adopted such a regulatory program.
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The Maine Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Standards/Public Sector Enforcement Program enforces occupational safety and health regulations in public (state, county, and local government agencies, school systems, and commissions) sector workplaces. The Maine Board of Occupational Safety and Health is responsible for developing safety and health rules for public sector workplaces. Maine has adopted the federal safety and health rules for public sector workplaces (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 561, and Code of ME Rules 12-179-1 to 12-179-6et seq.).
Every employer (public and private) using two or more terminals must establish an education and training program for all computer VDT operators (ME Rev. Stat. Tit. 26 Sec. 252). An employer's education and training program must be provided both orally and in writing to all operators who operate a VDT for more than 4 consecutive hours, exclusive of breaks, on a daily basis. An employer that uses fewer than five terminals at one location may provide the education and training program in writing only.
Employers must provide all new operators with the education and training ...

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