New York Safety and Health laws & HR compliance analysis

New York Safety and Health: What you need to know

Occupational health and safety in private sector workplaces in New York are regulated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), a federal law.
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New York has adopted rules for regulating health and safety in the public sector (state and local governments, schools, etc.) workplace. To ensure adequate protection of its governmental workforce, New York has adopted the same federal occupational safety and health rules that are applicable to private industry.
The state Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Program was adoptedto reduce workplace injuries and to lower workers' compensation costs for employers (NY Code R. and Regs. Tit. 12 Sec. 59). There is additional information and a detailed discussion.

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