The state does not have its own occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers. Therefore, in the private sector, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act governs workplace health and safety.
Public sector employers (state and local government offices and operations) in Kansas are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders issued by the Kansas Department of Human Services. Abatement orders usually cite Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Additional information on private sector workplace first-aid requirements is available.