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
Public sector safety and health: Kansas Statutes Annotated (KS Stat. Ann.) 44-636
Accident prevention programs: KS Stat. Ann. 44-5,104
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 7
Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Division of Workers' Compensation
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. Kansas is not a "state plan" state; it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the OSH Act governs workplace safety and health in the private sector. For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, and OSHA.
Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) in Kansas are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders. Abatement orders usually cite federal safety and health standards when giving notice of violations, though the state has not adopted any specific rules of its own. Employers must respond to abatement orders within 60 days of issuance.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces in Kansas. KDOL issues abatement orders and administers the accident prevention program.
ACCIDENT PREVENTION PROGRAMS
KS Stat. Ann. 44-5,104
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