Governing Law and Regulations
Utah Labor Commission Division of Occupational Safety and Health (UOSH)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Utah is among the "state-plan" states, which means it has received federal approval for its state regulatory program, the Utah Occupational Safety and Health Act, governing both private and public workplaces. Utah has adopted many of the federal standards by reference and has adopted stricter requirements applicable to emergency preparedness, electrical safety, machine guarding, material handling, personal protective equipment, process safety management (PSM), and recording injuries and illnesses. For a comprehensive review of the federal OSH Act and worker right-to-know rules, refer to the national sections OSHA and HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
• Administration and enforcement. UOSH administers and enforces the state's workplace safety regulations.
The state has adopted its own requirements for flammable solids and safety precautions for explosives manufacturing and processing facilities.
Utah has adopted additional regulations for crushing, screening, and grinding equipment.
The state adopted its own warning system requirements for hydraulic cranes with power telescoping booms.
The state has adopted PPE rules that are stricter than federal rules for head protection (i.e., hair entanglement ...