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Kansas Enforcement : What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Therefore, federal OSHA rules govern workplace safety and health in the private sector.

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Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) in Kansas are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders issued by DOL. Abatement orders usually cite OSHA standards when giving notice of violations. Employers must respond to abatement orders within 60 days of issuance. State penalties apply to violations. See TABLE 2 in this section for penalty figures that pertain to the specific safety violations.

Kansas provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its hazardous materials transportation laws.

Administration and enforcement. DOL enforces the safety and health rules in Kansas.

Requirements

TABLE 1: KANSAS SENTENCE RANGE GRID FOR NONDRUG FELONIES

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 3: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS

DISCUSSION

TABLE 1: KANSAS SENTENCE RANGE GRID FOR NONDRUG FELONIES

Kansas Desk Reference Manual, Appendix G

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA Public Sector: Willful violation of safety and health rules Criminal:KS Stat. Ann. 44-636:Misdemeanor; not less than $25 and not more than $100 per violation
TABLE 3: VIOLATIONS OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTATION LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
Hazardous materials—Motor carriers: Violations of KCC laws, orders, decisions, rules, and regulations as they apply to the transportation of hazardous materials by motor carriers Criminal:KS Stat. Ann. 66-1,130:A misdemeanor with a fine up to $500
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