Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651to 678, and regulations at 29 CFR 1904et seq., 1910et seq., and 1926et seq.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 7
Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. In Missouri, the federal OSH Act and regulations govern private sector employers. There is currently no enforcement of safety and health regulations for public sector (state and municipal employers) workplaces. For detailed information on OSHA's employee health and safety requirements, see the national section OSHA.
• Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces job safety and health rules for private sector workplaces in Missouri.
Consultation programs are available free of charge to help employers develop and implement worker safety and health programs that comply with federal safety rules.
DOLIR's Division of Labor Standards provides a free and confidential consultation service for private sector employers to assist them in complying with federal OSHA. Upon request from an employer, trained industrial hygienists and safety consultants visit the workplace, inform the employer of problems found, and offer recommendations for elimination of those hazards.
To receive such DOLIR services, businesses must meet the following conditions:
- Be located in the state of Missouri.
- Have 250 or fewer employees at any one site and fewer than 500 ...