Louisiana Safety and Health laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana Safety and Health: What you need to know

Health and safety in the workplace are regulated in large part according to standards developed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a federal law. The law provides for individual states to devise and administer their own work safety laws and regulations provided that the state programs are federally approved and at least as stringent as the corresponding federal standards. Because Louisiana does not have its own approved occupational safety and health regulatory program , federal standards administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) govern workplace safety standards in private sector workplaces. Additional information on Louisiana occupational safety and health requirements is available.
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SHARP is a free program that provides an effective worksite safety program to smaller businesses. Businesses who satisfy specific SHARP requirements are exempt from federal OSHA compliance inspections for a period of one year. To qualify, a business must:
• Have less than 250 employees at one site (or no more than 500 total employees nationwide)
• Have been in operation for at least 1 year
• Have a Days Away/Restricted Time (DART) rate and Total Recordable Case Rate (TRCR) below the national average for its industry

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