Connecticut OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

Connecticut OSHA: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety requirements in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) in Connecticut. The federal requirements are administered by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). A detailed discussion of the federal standards is available.
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Connecticut has its own occupational safety and health regulatory program, the Connecticut Occupational Safety and Health Act (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-367et seq.), approved by OSHA, that applies only to public sector workplaces (state and local government employers). The state's rules mirror federal rules. The state program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Labor's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA).
Contractor training requirement.Any private contractor who has employees perform construction or telecommunications work valued at or more than $100,000 on a public building (state or local government) must ensure that all such employees complete an agency-approved 10-hour construction safety training course (CT Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-53b). Training must be documented with a student course completion card.
Connecticut requires all private and public sector employers to develop safety committees at each worksite with 25 or more employees.
CONN-OSHA offers a free consultation service designed to help public and private sector employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites, improve their safety and health program, assist in training employees, and possibly qualify for a 1-year exemption from ...

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