Nebraska OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

Nebraska OSHA: What you need to know

Because the state has not enacted any workplace safety and health rules, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) governs workplace health and safety requirements in private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) sector workplaces. There are no safety and health rules for public (state and local government) sector workplaces. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of the federal standards.
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All employers (government and private sector) subject to workers' compensation requirements must establish safety committees and maintain effective, written injury prevention programs whose implementation is the responsibility of the committee. There is additional information.
The Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL)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 hazards, advise you on how to reduce or eliminate those hazards, and assess your safety and health program. Experienced and professional safety, industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and new business safety program development consultants will provide you with a confidential, comprehensive written report containing their findings and recommendations. No penalties are assessed or violations cited during the consultation; the consultation program is completely separate from the enforcement program. The employer's obligation in accepting these services is to correct all hazards identified by the ...

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