Ohio is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Therefore, private sector workplaces are regulated by the federal fall protection standards. The state has adopted by reference the federal fall protection requirements for public sector employers (state and local government operations).
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health regulations at private facilities in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation administers the state standards for public sector workplaces.