Hazard communication standards, or “worker right-to-know” laws, regulate how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. As with most workplace health and safety standards, worker right-to-know laws have developed in large part according to standards adopted under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
Because Florida does not have its own approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, the federal OSH Act and its worker right-to-know standards are the governing law of the state in all private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employment. There is no state worker right-to-know law that governs public sector (government offices and operations) workplaces. Check county or municipal local ordinances for any local requirements. A detailed discussion of the federal regulations for the private sector is available.