Wisconsin does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with federal occupational safety and health standards.
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 Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) administers the state workplace safety and health rules for public sector workplaces.
Wisconsin's safety and health rules govern public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces. The state has adopted the federal workplace safety and health rules for flammable liquids by reference at SPS 332.50. The state has also adopted rules for spray finishing using flammable and combustible materials that are stricter than federal rules.