Comparison: State vs. Federal
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.
Public sector employers must follow state workplace safety and health abatement orders. Abatement orders often cite Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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 analyses Hazard Communication, SDS, OSHA, and Training.
Federal OSHA’s Region 7 office administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in the private sector workplace in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Labor issues abatement orders for public sector employers.