Idaho does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for the state; therefore, private sector workplaces must comply with the federal occupational safety and health standards.
The state has adopted safety and health rules for public sector (state and local government offices and operations) workplaces that are substantially less stringent than federal rules (ID Admin. Code 17.10.01). There are no state safety and health rules for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER).
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 in the state. The Idaho Division of Building Safety administers the voluntary compliance program for public sector workplaces.