U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq. and regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1200
Public sector safety and health: Kansas Statutes Annotated 44-636
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 7
Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Division of Industrial Safety and Health
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Because Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication, or worker "right-to-know," rules.
Public sector employers must follow state workplace safety and health abatement orders. Abatement orders often cite OSHA regulations when issuing abatement orders, though the state has not adopted any specific worker right-to-know rules of its own.
For information on federal occupational safety and health requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA's Region 7 office administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector workplace in Kansas. KDOL issues abatement orders for public sector employers.