Ohio 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.
The state has adopted by reference the federal safety and health standards for powered industrial trucks, including forklifts, in public sector (state and local government) workplaces (Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 4167-3-01) in general industry and construction.
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 Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation/Division of Safety and Hygiene Services administers safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.