Kansas Right to Know/ Hazard Communication laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas Right to Know/ Hazard Communication: What you need to know

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, right-to-know laws have developed in large part according to standards adopted under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Because Kansas does not have its own approved occupational safety and health plan, the 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) workplaces.
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Public sector (government offices and operations) employers must follow abatement orders from the Kansas Department of Labor. State abatement orders often cite OSHA regulations.

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