Kansas Flammable Liquids laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Flammable Liquids: What you need to know

Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Consequently, federal occupational safety and health standards govern private sector workplaces in the state.

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Public sector employers (state and local government offices, operations, and schools) are governed by workplace safety and health abatement orders (KS Stat. Ann. 44-636). Abatement orders can cite federal safety and health standards when giving notice of violations. There are no state-specific public sector rules for flammable and combustible liquids.

Federal and state workplace safety and health rules contain basic requirements for portable fire extinguishers, fire prevention, exit routes, housekeeping, flammable and combustible liquids use and storage, stairs, and electrical hazards for the protection of employees in the workplace. State fire codes often have more detailed and extensive requirements for the protection of the public. In some cases, fire and electrical building codes overlap with safety and health rules. Check state and local fire, building, and electrical codes for additional requirements.

The U.S. Department of Labor/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces federal workplace safety and health requirements in private sector workplaces. The Kansas Department of Labor/Industrial Safety and Health Section administers inspections and abatement orders for public sector workplaces.

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