North Dakota OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

North Dakota OSHA: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) is “preemptive"; that is, it overrides state work safety and health laws and regulations for the private sector. If an individual state wishes to enact its own work safety laws for private sector employees, it must have federal approval, and its state plan must be at least as stringent as the federal Act.
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North Dakota does not have an approved occupational safety and health regulatory program; therefore, in the private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplace, the OSH Act prevails, and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers the health and safety rules. There are no state or federal laws that govern safety and health in public sector (state or local government) workplaces.
The state offers a 5 percent discount on annual workers' compensation premiums if the employer participates in the state-sponsored Workforce Safety and Insurance Risk Management Program and meets the basic program requirements.
North Dakota's Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program (NDOSH) provides free safety and health program assistance to employers, especially those in smaller businesses (under 250 employees per facility and 500 worldwide). NDOSH 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 ...

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