Nebraska Hazard Communication regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Nebraska Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Federal Hazard Communication Standard (HCS): 29 CFR 1910.1200

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Nebraska Workers' Compensation Reform Act, Revised Statutes of Nebraska (Neb. Rev. Stat.) 48-443 to 48-449

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Nebraska Workforce Development (NWD)

Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL)

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Nebraska does not have an OSHA-approved regulatory program. Therefore, Nebraska follows federal safety and health program requirements for hazard communication for all private sector employees.

Nebraska has adopted its own rules for public sector employers, who are expected to follow the requirements of the federal HCS.

· Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces the HCS requirements for private sector employers in Nebraska. DOL administers and enforces the HCS for public sector employers in Nebraska.

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