Montana is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards govern safety and health in the private sector workplace (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) in Montana.
Public sector employers (local and state government offices and operations) in Montana are subject to state workplace safety and health requirements. State safety and health standards mirror federal requirements.
OSHA administers and enforces fall protection in private sector workplaces. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s Safety and Health Bureau administers and enforces fall protection in the public sector workplace.