Connecticut Machine Guarding laws & safety compliance analysis

Connecticut Machine Guarding: What you need to know

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.

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The state has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for public sector (state and local government) workplaces, and has adopted by reference the federal rules for machine guarding in general industry (31-46a-228 Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies).

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


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