Connecticut Fall Protection (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

Connecticut Fall Protection (Construction): What you need to know

COMPARISON: STATE VS FEDERAL

Connecticut does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector workplaces in the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards, including fall protection in construction. The state has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector workplaces (state and local government) and has adopted by reference the federal rules for fall protection in construction (Connecticut General Statutes 31-372-107-1926). All employers, both public and private sector, must report all work-related fatalities, inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye as required by the federal rules. This worksheet may be used by employers to gather the information the Connecticut Department of Labor/Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will require when the initial report is made..

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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. CONN-OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health requirements in public sector workplaces.


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