Delaware is not a state plan state; that is, it does not have a federally approved workplace safety and health regulatory program. Private sector employers are governed by the requirements of the federal Hazard Communication Standard. The state has adopted a Hazardous Chemical Information Act, but there is no implementation or enforcement of the rule. Therefore, there are no enforceable rules that govern workplace safety and health, including hazard communication, in the public sector (state and local agencies and operations). Check your municipal codes for any local safety and health rules.
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration directs and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector in Delaware. There is no administration or enforcement of Delaware’s Hazardous Chemical Information Act for the public sector. Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health provides chemical information guidelines to employers.