Wyoming OSHA laws & HR compliance analysis

Wyoming 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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Wyoming does have its own federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory plan, called the Wyoming Occupational Health and Safety Act (WY Stat. Sec. 27-11-102et seq.), covering both private (businesses and nonprofit organizations) and public sector (i.e., state and municipal governments, schools, commissions) employers. It is administered by the state Department of Workforce Services. The Wyoming act has adopted the standards of the federal OSH Act in their entirety.
The Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division provides free safety and health program assistance to employers, especially those in smaller businesses (under 250 employees per facility and 500 worldwide). Division 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 and industrial hygiene 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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