Comparison: State vs. Federal
Workplace safety and health for private sector employers (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) is regulated by the federal rules. Public sector employers (state and municipal government offices and operations) are regulated under the state’s federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. The state has adopted the federal injury and illness and other activity-specific recordkeeping standards.
All private and public sector workplaces with a safety committee must maintain certain committee records. See the TABLE in this section for state-specific safety recordkeeping requirements.
See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
In Connecticut, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration administers and enforces the federal OSH Act for private employers. Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) administers and enforces the state law applicable to public sector employers.
The Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission administers and enforces the safety committee regulations in the state.