Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), 29 USC 651et seq., and regulations at 29 CFR 1904, 29 CFR 1910, and 29 CFR 1926
Montana Employee and Community Hazardous Chemical Information Act, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 50-78-101 to 50-78-402
Montana Occupational Safety and Health Act, MCA 50-71-111 et seq., and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 24.30.102 to 24.30.107 (public sector employers)
Public sector employer: MCA 50-70-112 and ARM 24.30.102
Safety program: Montana Safety Culture Act (MSCA), MCA 39-71-1504
State safety fund: MCA 39-71-2311 et seq.
U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Region 8
Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Employment Relations Division Safety and Health Bureau
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana is not a "state plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplace in Montana. For information on the federal requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.
Public sector (local and state government offices and operations) employers in Montana are subject to state workplace safety and health requirements. State standards mirror the OSH Act requirements.
Employers in private and public sector workplaces must establish and administer a safety program, ...