Comparison: State vs. Federal
Arkansas is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the federal rules govern workplace safety and health requirements, including recordkeeping, in the private sector.
Public sector employers (state and local governments) in Arkansas are governed by state occupational safety and health requirements, including recordkeeping, which are significantly less comprehensive than federal requirements, except that public employers must follow state hazard communication recordkeeping requirements that are stricter than federal requirements. See the TABLE for state-specific safety recordkeeping requirements.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.