Oklahoma Fall Protection (Construction) laws & safety compliance analysis

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

COMPARISON: STATE VS FEDERAL

Oklahoma is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health plan. Therefore, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act governs occupational safety and health requirements in the private sector workplace.

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Public sector employers (state and local government operations) are governed by the state’s own workplace safety and health rules, which have adopted the federal rules.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health standards in the private sector workplace. The Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Public Employees Occupational Safety & Health Division enforces the fall protection rule for public sector employers.


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