Kansas Permissible Exposure Limits: What you need to know

Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state.

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Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders (KS Stat. Ann. 44-636). Abatement orders can cite federal safety and health standards when giving notice of violations. There are no state-specific public sector rules for permissible exposure limits for air contaminants.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Kansas Department of Labor/Industrial Safety and Health Section administers inspections and abatement orders for public sector workplaces.

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