Kansas OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas OSHA: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) regulates workplace safety and health activities in private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces in the state, because Kansas does not have its own federally approved regulatory program for workplace safety and health.
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Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) in Kansas are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders issued by the Kansas Department of Labor/Industrial Safety and Health Section (DOL). Abatement orders usually cite OSHA standards. Employers must respond to abatement orders within 60 days of issuance.
Every insurance company or group-funded self-insurance plan providing workers' compensation insurance coverage in Kansas has to provide accident prevention programs on request of the covered employer (KS Stat. Sec. 44-5, Sec. 44-5,104). The programs must be adequate to provide accident prevention services required by the nature of the operations of the policyholders. The services provided with the program have to include surveys, recommendations, training programs, consultations, analyses of accident causes, industrial hygiene, and industrial health. Contact your insurance carrier for more information about these services.
DOL's Industrial Safety and Health Section provides free safety and health program assistance to employers, especially those in smaller businesses (under 250 employees per facility and 500 worldwide). The service is funded primarily through federal OSHA, with some assistance from state funds. DOL staff can help you identify workplace safety and health ...

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