Kansas Hazard Communication laws & safety compliance analysis

Kansas Hazard Communication : What you need to know

· Rules. Because Kansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program, private sector employers are governed by the federal hazard communication, or worker “right-to-know,” rules.

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Public sector employers must follow state workplace safety and health abatement orders. Abatement orders often cite OSHA regulations when issuing abatement orders, though the state has not adopted any specific worker right-to-know rules of its own.

For information on federal occupational safety and health requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.

· Administration and enforcement. OSHA’s Region 7 office administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector workplace in Kansas. KDOL issues abatement orders for public sector employers.


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