Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 6
Oklahoma Department of Labor (DOL) Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Oklahoma does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program; therefore, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication requirements. Public sector employers in Oklahoma must follow the state hazard communication requirements. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication standard by reference.
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 administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector workplace. PEOSH administers and enforces public sector hazard communication in Oklahoma.