Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1902.1 to 1999.152
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 4
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal OSH Act governs workplace safety and health in the private sector. There is no federal or state workplace safety standard for public sector employers which are not federal agencies.
For a comprehensive discussion of the requirements of the federal OSH Act for private sector employees, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements for private sector employers in Florida. There are no workplace safety regulatory requirements for nonfederal public sector employers.