Private sector employers (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) in Maine are governed by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations. Maine has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that governs public sector employers (government offices and operations).
The state has adopted the federal fall protection rules for public sector employers (state and local government and other political subdivisions).
Federal OSHA administers and enforces workplace safety and health regulations at private facilities in the state. The Maine Department of Labor (MDOL) enforces the state occupational safety and health regulations in public sector workplaces.