Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200
Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act (CT OSH Act), Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) 31-372, and regulations at 31-372-101-1910 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies (RCSA)
Protection of employees concerning carcinogens: CGS 31-40c
Employee access to information: CGS 31-40k
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 1
Connecticut Department of Labor Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Connecticut, private sector employers (businesses and nonprofit organizations) are governed by the requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act). Public sector employers (state and local governments, school systems, commissions, etc.) must follow state occupational safety and health requirements, including hazard communication. Connecticut has adopted the federal rules by reference and also requires public sector employers to inform employees about carcinogens produced or used in the workplace. The state has also adopted its own information posting and employee notification requirements.
For more information about federal rules, see the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector in Connecticut. CONN-OSHA is responsible for the ...